Football Spinach Pizzas

Muir Glen 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)

Prep time: 10 minutes  |  Total time: 30 minutes

Football pizzas. FOOTBALL PIZZAS. I mean, come on.

Preparation & 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.