Spinach & Mushroom Pizza

I love making homemade pizzas. I personally just buy the pizza dough from a local Italian shop and it cuts the prep time in half. I made this pizza and the dough wasn’t cooperating, so the crust totally came out wonky. I still had to share because the flavors were awesome. This is also my first time making a video while cooking. It’s new to me, so I’m learning as I go! 🙂

Spinach & Mushroom Pizza

1 fresh pizza dough
8 oz sliced mushrooms, sauteed to remove moisture
10 oz fresh spinach
1 cup Italian shredded cheese
4 oz fresh mozzarella, diced
1 T grated Romano cheese
1 T + 2t olive oil
1/2 T Italian Seasoning
2 t garlic salt

Directions: Preheat oven 425°. Roll out pizza dough to your desired thickness. Use spray oil on a large cookie sheet and add the dough. Pierce the dough all over with a fork. Par bake the crust for about 8 minutes.

Remove the dough from the oven and assemble the pizza. Drizzle 1 T oil over the crust and use a brush to completely cover the crust. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the crust. Next layer with spinach and then top with mushrooms. Next add the fresh mozzarella. Sprinkle the Romano and Italian seasoning over the top. Lightly drizzle oil on top and bake in the oven for another 10-12 minutes depending on how crisp you like your pizza and how thick your dough is.

Once pizza is done remove from oven and sprinkle with garlic salt. Cut and serve.

Chicken Parmigiana “Pizza” (Keto Friendly)

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I’ve been working on some new recipes lately so expect more coming soon. I’ve been feeling a little under the weather the last week or so and I am just playing catchup with some recipes.

That’s where this recipe comes in!! Who doesn’t like pizza or at least something that resembles pizza taste wise. Since eating low carbs while doing Keto I needed something that was like pizza. I made this chicken Parmigiana pizza. I wouldn’t really say this is like a pizza because you can’t pick it up and eat it. You will need to use a fork and a knife but it’s really a delicious take on it.

This recipe is simple to make and it’s a good way to stay low carb and get in your protein. You can mix up this recipe with your own toppings. I made this with just cheese but feel free to add some extras. This is definitely not the most eye appealing plate of food but it was so good!

Check out this recipe!

Chicken Parmigiana Pizza


1lb Ground Chicken
2 t garlic powder
2 t onion powder
2 t Italian seasoning
4 garlic cloves, minced or grated
1 t salt
1 t pepper
¼ cup Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded
¼ cup grated mozzarella cheese

½ cup full fat ricotta
½ t Italian seasoning
½ cup marinara sauce, low carb/sugar
1 cup shredded Italian cheese of choice
Optional Toppings ideas:
Chopped Veggies


Preheat oven to 400°. In a bowl mix together all above ingredients for the crust. Use your hands to mix well. (Use some disposable gloves if you don’t like to get your hands dirty) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with cooking spray. Evenly spread the ground chicken mixture on the parchment paper in a round circle. Try and make the mixture as even as possible for even baking.
In a small bowl mix together ricotta and Italian season and set aside.

Bake the crust in the oven at 400° for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken mixture. Remove from oven and drain any liquid from cooking. Let cool a few minutes. Then spread ricotta evenly over the chicken crust, next evenly spread the sauce over ricotta and finally sprinkle with shredded cheese. Broil for 10 minutes checking every few minutes to make sure it’s not over cooking. The broil will help get the cheese all nice and bubbly.

Remove from the oven and cut into pieces. Keep in mind this recipe doesn’t get the chicken crust crispy. When you take it out of the oven it’s going to be flimsy. You will definitely need a fork to eat this.


White Spinach Pizza

Happy Friday everyone! The weekend has finally arrived. In my family growing up Friday was pizza night for the most part. I love pizza!! It definitely ranks up there with my love for tacos. I thought I’d share my love of pizza with all of you with my favorite pizza I make at home.

My favorite is white spinach pizza. I like light sauce on my pizzas so I decided with this one I’d remove the sauce all together and just put a little olive oil on the crust. Check the recipe out!

White Spinach Pizza

1 pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
10-12 oz baby spinach, chopped fine
8 oz Italian cheese blend, shredded
3-4 oz fresh mozzarella, diced
1 shallot, chopped small
2 T olive oil
1/2 T Italian Seasoning
1/2 T garlic powder
1/2 T onion powder
Sprinkle: salt and pepper
4-5 T flour

Directions: Let dough rise 3-4 hours. I place mine in a bowl with olive oil and cover with a towel. Once dough is ready, preheat oven to 450°. Add flour to a smooth service and roll out the dough to your desired thickness. If you want it thin, just keep rolling the dough with a rolling pin. Remember the rough will rise in the oven.

Spray baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray. Place the dough on the baking sheet and use a fork and poke several holes along the dough. This will keep the crust from bubbling up. Bake the dough in the oven for 8 minutes until bottom of crust starts to turn slightly brown. While the dough is partially baking, in a bowl add the chopped spinach, shallot, shredded cheese (minus the fresh mozzarella), seasoning and drizzle with the oil. Mix well. It should almost look like a spinach and cheese salad.

Once crust is partially baked remove from the oven and brush 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil over the dough. Top spinach mixture evenly over the crust. Scatter the fresh mozzarella over the top of the spinach mixture. Return the pizza to the oven and bake another 10-12 minutes until crust is crispy and cheese is completely melted and slightly starting to brown. Remove from the oven and let sit 2-3 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!

Notes: Check with your local Italian bakery or pizzeria to see if they have pizza dough you can buy. I have one near me that sells the dough for less than $2. Buy a few and place in the freezer. Just let the dough thaw and come to room temperature before you add to a bowl to let it rise.