Roasted Garlic, Spinach, Bacon Pizza

by Kelli H. on August 27, 2012

I started watching a new show this weekend. You see, I like to find shows on Netflix, or wherever, and watch a whole series, or as many seasons as I can. David & I don’t have cable, so this is just what I do. Plus, I love having no commercials or having to wait for the next season to air. I’m now watching Parenthood. It was recommended to me by two girlfriends, and I’m loving it!

But I doubt what sparked your interest to read this post was what I’m currently watching on Netflix…

Nope, I have a feeling it was either the title or possibly the yummy looking pizza.

That is my picture of roasted garlic “paste”. I thought I’d give you a visual to help you out for when you’re making this recipe.

I feel like the before picture of this pizza is beautiful. Even more so than the after picture. I just love how fluffy the crust looks.

This pizza came from an old Rachael Ray recipe that I have modified to fit my own needs. The recipe shows to use mozzarella cheese, and clearly my picture is showing some orange cheese. To be clear,  I used colby jack because it’s what I had on hand. Feel free to use whatever you want.

Roasted Garlic, Spinach, Bacon Pizza

1 pizza dough
10-12 garlic cloves
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 slices bacon, cut into 1″ pieces
5 oz fresh spinach
1 cup ricotta cheese, seasoned with salt & pepper
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut a piece of aluminum foil about 1 foot long. Place garlic cloves in the middle of the foil, and start to arrange the foil into a little packet. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon water to the garlic. Seal foil packet and place in the oven. Cook for about 30-40 minutes or until garlic is soft. Let cool slightly. Push the garlic out of the skins into a small bowl. Smash the garlic and add 1 teaspoon olive oil to make a “paste”.

2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Cook bacon in a skillet until cooked, about 5 minutes. Drain onto a paper towel.

3. Sprinkle about a teaspoon of cornmeal on the bottom of a baking sheet or pizza stone. Roll out pizza dough. Brush dough with garlic paste. Top with as much spinach as you can. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Dollop ricotta onto the spinach and push down with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle with bacon. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

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Gustaw Leon August 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

Sound like so yummy to take Roasted Garlic, Spinach, Bacon Pizza. Too much tasty when I take these. I recommended to others for tasting those at least once in a life. Thanks

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{lauren} thetalkingkitchen August 28, 2012 at 1:24 am

This looks amazing! I made pizza tonight too, but I think this would have gone over better with the hubs. You had him at bacon and me at garlic. 🙂

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WillJogForFood August 28, 2012 at 1:29 am

I NEED that!!!

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Chloe@EveryCraving August 28, 2012 at 2:58 am

This looks sooo good. The perfect dinner right there.

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food-sweat-and-beers.com August 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I think that I shall never see… a pizza pairing more perfect than thee (err… this.) Cheese, bacon, garlic, YES!

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