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Pizza In A Snap!!

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I felt like pizza today, was really busy and didn’t have time to run to the store for ingredients so decided to use what I had on hand. I made my go to quick pizza dough early this morning, let it rise in the refrigerator, I had some beautiful fresh spinach, a little ricotta that needed to be used, parmigiano and pecorino romano cheese and thats all I needed. The pizza dough is so simple to make, it literally takes 5 minutes, its no knead dough. I sauteed the spinach in garlic, olive oil and red pepper flakes, sprinkled on a little sea salt and black pepper, topped the dough with the spinach, some ricotta and grated parm and romano cheese. To gild the lilly I poached an egg and put it on top. Voila, dinner in a snap!!

Quick Pizza Dough

2 1/2 cups flour

2 1/4 tsp instant yeast

1 tsp salt

1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)

2 tbs olive oil

Mix all ingredients, place in oiled zip lock bag and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or longer. If you don’t want to use the refrigerator method just place in oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and a tea towel and let rise for 1 hour in a warm place.

Before making your pizza remove dough from the refrigerator and let come to room temperature. Pre heat your oven to 500 degrees, oil your pizza pan or heat your stone. Take the dough out of the bag or bowl, dust with a little flour and work the dough for a minute or two until its smooth. Stretch onto your Β pizza pan or peel. Brush with olive oil, add your toppings, in my case it was sauteed spinach, ricotta and the grated cheese. Bake until browned and bubbly.

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  1. A simple and delicious quick pizza – I do not know if I should thank you or cry because of the calories to inevitably follow πŸ˜‰

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    April 2, 2013
  2. Looks very delicious! Your recipe reminds me that I need to make some pizza again. Homemade Pizza is the best πŸ™‚

    April 2, 2013
    • Thanks Julian, it is the best. I didn’t have time to labor over kneading dough so the quick kind was perfect for me. I wish I had a brick oven, then it would be perfect.

      April 2, 2013
      • Same here! I have friends who have a wood-fired brick oven and almost every time I visit them we make pizza πŸ™‚

        April 3, 2013
  3. Wish I had one now!

    April 2, 2013
  4. we’re definitely on the same page! I’ve made little pizzas last week with asparagus and goat cheese and kale pesto and topped them with an egg. So, so good. But I cheated and used na’an, so I’ll have to make yours next time! Great idea!!

    April 2, 2013
    • I love it, using na’an, if I had it I would have used it. Is your recipe for kale pesto on your site, would love that on the pizza. Thanks Susan I am in very good company.

      April 2, 2013
  5. I literally just got back with my brand new pizza-cutter tucked in my bag b/c I’d resolved to at least attempt to make pizza and I bought it as a little motivation/reminder so this post is so timely and so perfect that I feel like the universe is conspiring to make a pizza maker out of me. I can’t wait to try your recipe.

    April 2, 2013
    • LOL, pizza cutter in your bag, you are right the universe is nudging you to make pizza. It’s super easy and really good. Thanks so much,

      April 2, 2013
      • azita #

        I’m going to make this for my little nephew! Question: do I need a roller to work the dough or can I do without to stretch the dough do you think?

        April 4, 2013
      • azita #

        D’oh! (Not to be confused with dough) I just re-read instructions and you clearly state it is no-knead dough. Question answered!

        April 4, 2013
  6. I just made this pizza tonight and it worked great. So easy and tasty. Two thumbs up from my picky family.

    April 2, 2013
    • Wow Chef Connie, that was a pizza in a snap. So happy you gave this a try and that the family gave it thumbs upQ! Thank you so much.

      April 2, 2013
  7. In a snap? Dangerous but delicious!

    April 2, 2013
  8. Love this Suzanne! I’m all about quick and easy! Will have to try this sometime for sure. Your pizza looks beautiful and I love the garlic sautΓ©ed spinach…..mmmmmm good!

    April 2, 2013
    • Me too, Sometimes it’s good to get instant gratification rather than using the slow rise, long knead method. Thanks Brandi.

      April 3, 2013
  9. thx for sharing πŸ™‚ never made pizza from a recipe that quick and easy! will try it for sure!

    April 3, 2013
    • I usually don’t use a quick method but sometimes it’s good to be able to throw something together quickly and easily, Thanks so much.

      April 3, 2013
  10. Ha ha, pizza florentina with spinach & egg is one of my all time fave pizza toppings! And yours looks sooooo temptingly delicious. I want it NOW!

    April 3, 2013
    • Mine too, I love spinach and eggs and when you put it all together on a homemade pizza crust it’s heavenly, Thanks so much.

      April 3, 2013
  11. these are a few of my favourite things… homemade pizza dough, spinach, garlic, and lots of cheese. You cannot go wrong! Beautiful photograph too.

    April 3, 2013
  12. I love it ! At home we always make some quick pizzas with the leftovers and every little ingredients we have. A quick way to make a delicious dish with your leftovers ! Well I love how you did yours and it sounds delicious and quite easy too ! Definitely want a pizza now :).
    Cheers Suzanne !

    April 3, 2013
    • Thanks so much, it’s quick and easy which isn’t a bad thing. Tastes great too!

      April 3, 2013
  13. I love it ! At home we always make some quick pizzas with the leftovers and every little ingredients we have. A quick way to make a delicious dish with your leftovers ! Well I love how you did yours and it sounds delicious and quite easy too ! Definitely want a pizza now :).
    Cheers Suzanne !

    April 3, 2013
  14. Looks great! We love making homemade pizza! So quick and easy. πŸ™‚
    Kenley

    April 3, 2013
    • Thanks Kenley, homemade is the best, quick and easy makes it even better.

      April 3, 2013
  15. You know what I’ve learned? Once you start putting a poached egg on your pizzas, it’s hard to stop πŸ™‚

    April 3, 2013
  16. Yum it looks great!

    April 3, 2013
  17. Your pizza looks Wonderful! I love foods that are ready in snap πŸ™‚

    April 3, 2013
  18. Great minds think alike – we made pizza yesterday too – although your topping looks more adventurous – I love the idea of spinach and egg. Looks delicious πŸ™‚

    April 3, 2013
    • It’s funny usually it’s pizza Friday around here but for some reason yesterday I wanted pizza, we must have been in synch, I just love the spinach and egg on pizza!

      April 3, 2013
  19. The title of the post sounds so delicious… the word ‘snap’ sounded more like bread ‘crunch’ of the pizza. Yum! I have never made pizza… I think I always have shied away from making bread dough (a few times I tried turned mediocre)… which is a challenge I have to overcome. Are there any don’ts in dough making? πŸ˜‰

    April 3, 2013
    • I think the biggest don’t is DON”T let the dough intimidate you, for years it did me. This simple pizza dough would be a great way to start. You can not only make pizza but calzones stuffed all sorts of great fillings. When you feel comfortable then go on to bread baking, maybe a simple sandwich bread. I have a great potato roll recipe thats super simple to make. There are a couple of don’ts, don’t use HOT water it will kill the yeast, Don’t use dead yeast always test first, Don’t be afraid to really knead that dough, it develops the gluten. Thanks Fae and happy bread baking. BTW, my first few times were miserable failures. Just takes a little practice.

      April 3, 2013
      • Thank you Suzanne, for the encouragement! I’ll try it and report back. πŸ˜€

        April 3, 2013
  20. Funny because we have pizza on the menu tonight πŸ™‚ I am saving your dough recipe though, it sounds super easy and it looks great. Your pizza is making me hungry now!

    April 3, 2013
    • Maybe its pizza kind of weather or something, I honestly don’t eat pizza that often, too many carbs but lately I have been wanting it a lot more than usual. I hope you like the pizza dough. I love how easy and quick it is.

      April 3, 2013
  21. Cool quick pizza recipe, Suzanne: thanks for sharing!

    April 3, 2013
  22. I always think homemade pizza tastes better than store bought. Fresher, more interesting ingredients – even looks more exciting. Thanks for reminding me about making my own pizza – it’s been awhile.

    April 4, 2013
    • Thanks Cindy, I will often shun homemade and pick up the phone because I dread the long process, this pizza dough recipe is so quick and easy I have pizza on the table in almost the same time as delivery. You are so right, it tastes so much better and you can get creative with the toppings too!

      April 4, 2013
  23. Your pizza lokk really crusted, i like it even more…
    btw, ricotta sounds great for the topping, never know that it will melted too…

    April 4, 2013
    • Thank you so much Dedy, I love ricotta as a topping, it sort of melts and browns and is delicious.

      April 4, 2013
  24. Hey, I didn’t know you could put pizza dough in the fridge..be on your way and have it rise while you’re gone. You’ve just changed my world. Thanks for this.

    April 4, 2013
    • Yes, I make it in the morning, put in the fridge go about my day and take it out about 30-60 minutes before baking. It works like a charm and the slow rise makes it even better. Often I will make it the night before let is stay in the fridge all night and all day. It’s even better!

      April 4, 2013
  25. I love, love pizza and if it’s quick then I love it even more!!!

    April 5, 2013
  26. Ricotta and spinach…a nice combination of flavors on your pizza.

    April 5, 2013
    • Thanks Karen, yes spinach and ricotta were so good together on this pizza.

      April 5, 2013
  27. This looks like such a yummy pizza! I love any combination of things like this on a homemade pizza! After travelling for 10 days, I’m ready to make pizza AND pasta today!!

    April 6, 2013
    • Thanks so much Christina, I love less traditional toppings like greens on my pizza, arugula dressed in olive oil and lemon is one of my favorites.

      April 6, 2013
  28. Isn’t pizza dough just great that way? No fuss, no muss… throw everything together and a little while later, viola! This sounds like a wonderful dough and I’ll definitely give it a try the next time we make pizza.

    April 6, 2013
    • It’s the best, I don’t have time to baby sit dough, knead and wait hours. No way!! It is a really great dough, simple and quick just how I like it. Thank you so much!

      April 6, 2013
  29. Love homemade pizza πŸ™‚ Spinach, cheese, and garlic is all you need! YUM! πŸ™‚

    April 7, 2013
  30. Suzanne, I wanted to let you know that I made this for my nephew and he said it was the best pizza he’s ever had! I have to say that I’m thrilled to now know how to make pizza but also it is a super dangerous knowledge!

    April 10, 2013
    • Super dangerous is right, so glad your nephew liked it. I do love pizza but it’s an occasional indulgence. I wish I had the kind of metabolism that would allow me to eat it weekly.

      April 10, 2013
  31. YUM. Now I’m craving pizza πŸ™‚

    April 12, 2013
    • Thanks Tina, thanks for the follow and I’m with you pizza sounds really good!

      April 12, 2013
  32. This pizza looks amazingly crisp, brown and delicious my dear! Love, love spinach and ricotta combo πŸ™‚ Yum!

    April 14, 2013

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