Spinach Pizza Bread
Recipe from Midwest Living

This savory bread, filled with spinach, anchovies, and garlic, can be served as an appetizer or snack with some marinara sauce. Or just enjoy it with an Italian dinner.



by 2  people


add your rating
add a comment
 
savings in
 
Ingredients
  • see savings
    On Sale
    4   cups 
    (5 ounces) lightly packed torn fresh spinach or 1/2 of a 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1  16  ounce loaf 
    frozen bread dough, thawed
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   tablespoon 
    olive oil
  • see savings
    On Sale
    4 - 4   cloves 
    garlic, minced
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/2 2  ounce can 
    anchovies, drained and cut up (optional)

Directions
1.
Lightly grease a 9x5x3-inch or 8x4x2-inch loaf pan; set aside.
2.
In a large saucepan or skillet, bring 1/4 cup water to boiling. Add the fresh spinach; reduce heat and simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until spinach just wilts, stirring once or twice. (Cook the frozen spinach according to package directions.)
3.
Drain the spinach in a colander. Press and squeeze very well to remove as much of the excess liquid as possible. Set the spinach aside.
4.
Roll the bread dough into a 12x9-inch rectangle. In a medium bowl, combine oil, garlic, and anchovies, if you like. Stir in the drained spinach. Spread spinach mixture evenly over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border on all sides.
5.
Roll up the dough into a spiral, starting from a short side. Moisten dough and pinch seams with your fingertips to seal. Place the loaf in the prepared pan, seam side down. Cover; let rise in warm place until nearly doubled (45 minutes).
6.
Bake in a 375 degree F oven 30 to 40 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when you tap it. (If necessary, cover loosely with foil last 10 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning.) Remove bread from pan. Cool on rack. Makes 1 loaf (16 servings).
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 77, Fat, total (g) 1, carb. (g) 13, sodium (mg) 6, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Add Your Review
Related Recipe
Parmesan Pastry Spirals
Parmesan Pastry Spirals

The crispy, flaky layers of puff pastry mingled with Parmesan cheese make these appetizers a delicious addition to any party platter.

 Articles
Make Friday Night Pizza Night!
... part of meal planning is? Friday night is always pizza night! Growing up, every Friday we'd order pizza... and made someone else run in!) We typically had mushrooms or broccoli on our pizza, or we'd get a thick...-crusted Sicilian-style pie. Pizza on Fridays is so ingrained in me that it only felt natural to instate the same... read more...
Chocolate-Cherry Banana Bread
... things doughy, to the point that I often dream about donuts, pies, and breads. One of my childhood... favorites was banana bread. My mom has an aversion to letting food go to waste, so she frequently made use... of overripe bananas for bread. My 40 Before 40 Project is the perfect opportunity to step outside my comfort... read more...
Easy Homemade Pizza Recipes: Get Out of That Pepperoni Rut!
... pie or pizza, I often like to Do It Myself in the kitchen. After all, you can get takeout or frozen..., but a homemade pizza lets you make your pie exactly how you want it -- and to try out... ranging from simple to surprising, these nine pizza recipes are sure to help you create the perfect... read more...
how tos
Food Blogs We Love
see more blogs

shop our favorite products