This Popeye Pizza has become a real pizza staple flavor in my house… even for my friend Annie Mariel, this is our go-to pizza flavor we prepare at home now. It’s the perfect midnight snack… ;)
But I have never made this pizza recipe for anyone at the yoga center, so I thought it would be a perfect flavor to enter into the Pizza Contest we were having a few weekends ago. I would just have to simplify it that same way we had simplified it for our midnight snack raids – because at 2AM, I am no fan of taking out 3 different cheeses and grate by hand to make pizza. Here is my simplified version with no compromising on taste…
SIMPLER POPEYE PIZZA
1 flatbread A handful of Italian Cheese blend of shredded cheeses Parmesan Cheese, grated – hey ,I buy it pre-grated and sometimes I use the green can too… A super mound of baby spinach, about 2-3 handfuls Salt and Pepper to taste A drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Pre-heat your toaster oven to 450F.
- Place the flatbread on a cookie sheet… I use the small cookie sheet from my toaster oven.
- And top with the topping in this order – first place the Italian cheese blend, enough to cover the bottom of the flatbread. Then sprinkle the parmesan cheese. Top with the mounds of fresh baby spinach. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper and finish with a small drizzle of olive oil.
- Place in oven for about 5-10 minutes, until most of the spinach wilts and the cheese on the borders gets some golden brown flecks.
- Slice it and enjoy.
I love this pizza, Annie Mariel loves it, Jonathan loves it, my mom loves it… I am telling you it’s a real hit. And after a night of partying ;) – it really hits the spot…
Do you think I could have won with this Popeye Pizza at the Pizza Contest?? I wouldn’t doubt it…