Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pizza Roll

I saw this recipe on the Food Network yesterday, tried it tonight, and was instructed to make it again, every night, forever. So I guess it was a hit! I really wouldn't mind making it often, since it only took about five minutes to put together. Here's how I made it:

1 can refrigerated pizza dough
1/4 pound pancetta
fresh spinach
1 cup mozzarella cheese
olive oil

Roll out the dough into a thin rectangle--not too thin, you don't want it to tear, and you can just use your hands if you don't have a rolling pin. Drizzle a little olive oil over the dough and brush it to the edges. Spread a thin layer of mozzarella, then all the pancetta; tear the spinach into pieces and lay it over the pancetta. Sprinkle the top with more mozzarella, then gently roll the dough up into a cylinder shape. Lay it seam-side down on a greased cookie sheet, and brush the top with a little more olive oil. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes until golden brown. Let it rest about five minutes before cutting it into slices.

I served this alone, but next time I'll heat up some good marinara sauce for dipping. It has also been suggested by a certain member of my family that this recipe would be good with seasoned hamburger and cheddar cheese. If I do switch up the ingredients, I'll post here how it turns out. Buon appetito!


Kim said...

How do you contribute recipes?

Katie Kordsmeier said...

We love this recipe. I got a similar version from Quick Cooking a few years ago, and it has been a staple at our house. It's also good using swiss cheese and ham (lunch meat variety) or other pizza toppings like sausage or pepperoni!! Yum Yum!