Eat! Super Bowl Treats Day 3: Football Spinach Pizzas

2 Feb

These mini footballs ain’t for punting, they’re for eating!

Mini Football Spinach Pizzas are a guilt free treat for Super Bowl Sunday. Here is how to make em!!

Ingredients

  • 1 tube Pillsbury thin pizza crust
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can Muir Glen pizza sauce
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 9 oz bag baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • string cheese for laces (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high. Add the diced bell pepper and season with a little salt. Saute until crisp-tender,  2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Back in the skillet, add the spinach; cook until wilted, 2 minutes. Transfer to a small strainer and press out any excess liquid.
  4. Roll out the pizza crust, and using a football cookie cutter, cut out…well, the football shapes.
  5. Place mini crusts on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Spoon a small amount of pizza sauce over each football. Follow with a good layer of wilted spinach.
  7. Top with a good sprinkling of goat cheese and a layer of red pepper.
  8. Bake for 6 minutes and remove from oven.
  9. Decorating Tip! While pizzas are baking, cut string cheese for the laces: Peel a few pieces of the string cheese into thin threads, and cut those into smaller pieces. When you remove pizzas from the oven, place string cheese on top in a lace pattern, then return pizzas to the the oven for another 3 minutes or until crusts are done.
  10. Drizzle each football pizza with a nice drizzle of oil and a few grinds of pepper, and serve immediately.

Recipe by Bev Cooks

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