Hello friends. Hope you're all well on this fine morning.

You know what's great? Pizza. Pizza is great. Delicious carby cheesy goodness. It's definitely one of the best comfort foods. I love making homemade pizza with crust from scratch. The finished product tastes like it's from a mom and pop pizzeria. Much better than store-bought or even ordering from one of the big chains. Plus, it's just fun to make. The sky's the limit with the toppings you can add.

Nate and I love to cook together. We decided to binge My Hero Academia season 3 this past Saturday and we wanted something fun to make together for dinner. As I was thinking about what we could make, pizza came to mind. It had been a while since we made homemade pizza.

Usually, I make a more traditional pizza made with a red sauce (my own recipe), mozzarella, spinach, and mushrooms. But on this particular occasion, I felt like coming up with something new. We LOVE garlic and happened to have some fresh garlic on-hand, so I started there. Roasted garlic on pizza? Yum! That seemed to lend itself well to a white pizza. And I had to add some spinach (my favorite) and some tomatoes for extra flavor. The finished result was amazeballs. I'll make this one again for sure.

And, of course, it was good enough that I had to bring the recipe to you people. Hope you enjoy!

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~ Ingredients ~

Serves 4

Crust

2 c. white wheat flour
1 packet active dry yeast
¾ tsp. salt
1 c. warm water
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. honey

Toppings

1 c. mozzarella cheese
¼ c. ricotta cheese
1 bulb fresh garlic
Handful fresh spinach
5 cherry tomatoes, halved
Olive oil

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~ Directions ~

First, make the crust. You need to do this far enough in advance of making the pizza to give it time to rise. I highly recommend making your crust in the morning if you plan to enjoy the pizza for dinner that evening.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, yeast, and salt. Mix well. Add water, olive oil, and honey and mix/knead until combined. This will form a thick dough.

Place the dough on a plate, cover with a moist cloth and set aside to rise for several hours.


A short time before assembling the pizza, roast the garlic. Do this by slicing off the top of the garlic bulb, brushing with olive oil, encasing in foil, and baking for 45 minutes at 400°. Garlic should be soft and fragrant.

Once the crust dough has adequately risen, grease a pizza baking sheet and spread the dough out on the sheet. Pizza should be about 12 inches.

Brush the top of the crust with a generous amount of olive oil. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese atop. Follow with several dollops of the ricotta spread around the top of the pizza.

Remove roasted garlic cloves from skin and distribute across pizza along with the tomatoes and spinach.



Bake at 425° for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly and crust is golden.


It just looks so pretty! And it tastes as good as it looks.


Enjoy!