Roasted Red Pepper, Chicken and Fresh Baby Spinach Pizza

February 10, 2021

Dinner Homemaking Recipes

Roasted Red Pepper, Chicken and Fresh Baby Spinach Pizza

It’s pretty easy to make pizza, but sometimes you just need a fresh idea for toppings! Roasted Red Pepper, Chicken and Fresh Baby Spinach Pizza is a wonderful flavor combination, and one to add to your dinner rotation. Buy the roasted red peppers in a jar, it saves time and they are lovely. Make sure to drain the peppers before slicing. Enjoy!

How To Make It

  • Preheat the oven at 415℉ for 30 minutes before baking. Roll out prepared pizza dough to desired size and place on a pizza pan. Spread pizza sauce over the dough and top with the following ingredients; thinly sliced roasted red peppers, thinly sliced raw onions, thinly sliced caramelized onions, whole leaf fresh baby spinach, diced or shredded roasted chicken, thinly sliced fresh buffalo mozzarella, and shredded mozzarella, then drizzle top with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Bake at 415℉ until edges are lightly browned and toppings are warm and cheese has melted, approximately 15 minutes (+/-) depending on your oven and how large you roll out your dough. Keep an eye on it.

Pizza Dough Recipe

Roasted Red Pepper, Chicken and Fresh Baby Spinach Pizza

Course Dinner
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Stasia Wimmer Boschetti

Ingredients

  • 1 prepared pizza dough
  • ½ cup fresh pizza sauce
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup raw onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup caramelized onions, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach, leave whole
  • 1 cup roasted chicken, diced or shredded
  • 8 oz fresh buffalo mozzarella, thinly sliced (or add as much as you’d like)
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella, or add as much as you’d like
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, drizzle over pizza

Fresh Pizza Sauce

  • 1 28 oz can peeled whole San Marzano tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 415℉ for 30 minutes before baking. Roll out prepared pizza dough to desired size and place on a pizza pan. Spread pizza sauce over the dough and top with the following ingredients; thinly sliced roasted red peppers, thinly sliced raw onions, thinly sliced caramelized onions, whole leaf fresh baby spinach, diced or shredded roasted chicken, thinly sliced fresh buffalo mozzarella, and shredded mozzarella, then drizzle top with extra virgin olive oil.

  2. Bake at 415℉ until edges are lightly browned and toppings are warm and cheese has melted, approximately 15 minutes (+/-) depending on your oven and how large you roll out your dough. Keep an eye on it. Enjoy!

Fresh Pizza Sauce

  1. Puree all ingredients in a blender. Adjust seasonings as needed.

Recipe Notes

The best pizza comes out when the oven is hot enough to bake and crisp the crust without burning the toppings. It can be helpful to bake your pizza halfway and then add the cheese, ensuring your crust is cooking well without burning the cheese. 

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