Football Spinach Pizzas
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)
Football pizzas. FOOTBALL PIZZAS. I mean, come on.
Preparation & Directions
Preheat oven to 400.
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.
Back in the skillet, add the spinach; cook until wilted, 2 minutes. Transfer to a small strainer and press out any excess liquid.
Roll out the pizza crust, and using a football cookie cutter, cut out...well, the football shapes.
Place mini crusts on a greased baking sheet.
Spoon a small amount of pizza sauce over each football. Follow with a good layer of wilted spinach.
Top with a good sprinkling of goat cheese and a layer of red pepper.
Bake for 6 minutes and remove from oven.
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.
Drizzle each football pizza with a nice drizzle of oil and a few grinds of pepper, and serve immediately.