Spinach Mushroom Pizza and Green Tomato Margherita Pizza

Posted by: on Oct 12, 2008 | 7 Comments

Spinach Mushroom and Green Tomato Margherita Pizza, originally uploaded by jasonrr.

The flatbread pizza I made last weekend was so good that I had to make it again this weekend. This time I made a regular Margherita pizza topped with sliced of green tomatoes. These little green tomatoes are of note because they are the only tomatoes my plants yielded this year (thanks to my pillaging groundhogs). Green or not I was going to use them in something. After the jalapeno poppers, I was all fried out.
The other pizza I topped with spinach, mushrooms, cheese, and onions. This was J’s favorite, and I was really pleased with how it turned out too.
For the pizza dough, I used this recipe for lavash crackers and just rolled it out about 1/2 inch thick perimeter. I just bake it for 10 minutes at 350 and then remove it and add the topping and bake at 425 until it is done.
Here is how I topped the Spinach and Mushroom Pizza:
1 onion
1 ½ cups chopped mushrooms (I used cremini)
2 cloves of chopped garlic
2 tbsps sherry or white wine or chicken stock
1 package of defrosted and drained frozen spinach
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Sauté the onions in a few tablespoons of olive oil until they are translucent and add the garlic and mushrooms. Cook for another few minutes and add the liquid to deglaze the pan. Add the spinach and stir to combine. Add ½ tsp of salt and ¼ of pepper.
To top the pizza, spread the mushroom and spinach mixture evenly and dot the dough with ricotta. Tear pieces of fresh mozzarella to cover the desired amount of the pizza. If desired drizzle the top with a little extra virgin olive oil. Grate fresh parmesan over the top and bake at 425 until the cheese has melted.



  1. leslie
    October 13, 2008

    Oh my my my my…your pizza looks amazing!!
    Thanks for wishing me a Happy 100th post!

  2. Angela
    October 13, 2008

    I just ate a big dinner and now I’m hungry again. This looks amazing! The cheese and spinach and green tomato look so scrumptious. Thanks for posting!

  3. Marianne
    October 15, 2008

    these look so delicious! Thank you for posting recipes, I am so looking forward to trying them (making them) this weekend.. YUMMMY..


  4. Niall Harbison
    October 22, 2008

    How did the little green tomatoes work out for you? Did they sweeten up in the oven? The picture looks delicious BTW. I think the fresh mozarella is the key as it can turn the most average pizza into a gooey treat!

  5. jillian
    October 22, 2008

    The green tomatoes did sweeten up in the oven, and they ended up being really good. I agree fresh mozzarella is key!

  6. Susan
    October 25, 2008

    Green tomatoes are a great idea! Both your pies look wonderful, and the lavash dough is pure genius.

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