Monday, May 23, 2011

Meatless Monday Spinach and Sundried Tomato Stuffed Pizza

If the idea of a bean dish doesn't turn you on for Meatless Monday, how about homemade stuffed pizza? This is the most amazingly easy and delicious recipe. Don't panic over homemade pizza.  It really is not difficult. This recipe takes about 20 minutes to prepare and will be ready for your family to enjoy in less than an hour.  As it cooks, you can watch the news, help the kids with homework, or pour yourself a glass of wine or sip a cup of tea and just relax.

Serve this dish with your favorite marinara sauce and a big tossed green salad! This recipe will satisfy carnivores, vegetarians and vegans (just substitute the parmesan and mozzarella cheese with your favorite vegan varieties). Enjoy!

  • Cooking spray, preferably canola or olive oil
  • 1 14-ounce package firm water-packed tofu, drained
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup chopped soft or reconstituted sun-dried tomatoes (see Tip)
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (or Vegan alternative)
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (or Vegan alternative)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough, preferably whole-wheat
  1. Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 475°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Finely crumble tofu; pat dry. Place in a large bowl and use your hands to combine with spinach, tomatoes, Parmesan, mozzarella, basil, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to about the length of the prepared baking sheet and twice as wide (approximately 16 by 18 inches). Transfer the dough to the baking sheet, allowing the extra width to hang over on one side onto a clean surface. Spread the filling on the dough in the pan, leaving a 1-inch border. Fold the overhanging dough over the filling. Fold the edges closed and crimp with a fork to seal. Make several small slits in the top to vent steam; lightly coat the top with cooking spray.
  4. Bake the stuffed pizza until well browned on top, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool slightly before cutting.
Tip: For this recipe, look for soft sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil). If you can only find tomatoes that are very dry (and hard), soak in boiling water for about 20 minutes, drain, chop and then add to the pizza filling.

Recipe from: . Check out their site. They have a whole section of Vegetarian dishes I know you will love.

So Cynfully Good......

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