Growing up my brothers and I absolutely detested spinach. Iâ€™m not sure if thatâ€™s why my dad forced us to eat it whenever Mom was gone, or if he actually loved it so much that we had it for every meal when he was the cook. He would make us go with him to the grocery store to buy the gross cans of green stuff and then heat it up over the stove.Â My brothers and I would sit and cringe like it was some sort of punishment.Â
When the food was ready, heâ€™d scoop up what seemed like a heaping pile of spinach and tell us that we had to eat it all. My younger brother and I outsmarted him though and would stick as much of it as we could to the bottom of the table.Â Somehow, that workedJ
It took me years to even try spinach again.Â I was at a friendâ€™s apartment a few years ago, and she served spinach dip with chips. Â I was so hungry I decided to try it outâ€¦.and I LOVED it.Â Iâ€™ve decided that I like spinach in things, but I donâ€™t like canned spinach just warmed up.
In light of that, I decided to make spinach-garlic pizza. It turned out pretty good, but next time Iâ€™ll add more cheese.
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 ready-to-use pizza crust (unless youâ€™re feeling ambitious)
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
1 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella cheese
1 small tomato, cut into thin slices
1 pkg. (4 oz.) Athenos crumbled feta cheese with garlic & herb
1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
Heat oven to 450 degrees
Mix oil and garlic in small microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high 30 sec.
Place pizza crust on baking sheet; brush with oil mixture. Top with remaining ingredients.
Bake 10 to 12 min. or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.