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Sausage, Pesto + Spinach Pizza

Sausage, Pesto + Spinach Pizza | The Gray Boxwood

Sausage, Pesto + Spinach Pizza | The Gray Boxwood

Now that you have my favorite and quick pizza crust recipe, you may as well know my go-to pizza toppings. As a kid, I loved experimenting with pizzas. This is one of my creations that stuck. Friends and family always ask for the sausage, pesto and spinach pizza and I easily oblige because I love it too. This is exactly why pizza is so much fun: you can create what you love. I admit, I lean towards topping-heavy pizzas and this sturdy crust lends well to a lot of toppings.

Sausage, Pesto + Spinach Pizza
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Ingredients
  1. one prebaked pizza crust
  2. 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  3. 1/2 pound ground pork
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  6. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  7. 1 teaspoon minced thyme leaves
  8. 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  9. 1 clove garlic, minced
  10. 3/4 cup chopped cremini mushrooms
  11. 1/2 cup onion
  12. 1/2 cup basil pesto
  13. 2 cups baby spinach
  14. 8 ounces fresh mozzarella
  15. 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  16. 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Over medium heat, toast fennel seeds for 45 seconds to 1 minute, until fragrant.
  3. Add ground pork, salt, black pepper and nutmeg. Brown mixture, breaking up with wooden spoon. While the meat is browning, add thyme, parsley, onion and garlic.
  4. Finish by adding the mushrooms and cook until the meat is evenly browned and the mushrooms have softened. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  5. To assemble pizza, spread prepared pesto on prebaked crust. Top with spinach, meat mixture, sliced mozzarella, Parmesan cheese and feta cheese.
  6. Bake in preheated oven 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and beginning to bubble. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Slice and serve.
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Make sure to check out my favorite pesto recipes!

I love these flavors and cannot wait to hear what you all think! It feels like I’m having you all over for a pizza party!

Sausage, Pesto + Spinach Pizza | The Gray Boxwood

Sausage, Pesto + Spinach Pizza | The Gray Boxwood

Sausage, Pesto + Spinach Pizza | The Gray Boxwood

Sausage, Pesto + Spinach Pizza | The Gray Boxwood

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