Broccolini & Spinach Pizza with Gorgonzola Sauce
Here's a great way to eat your greens while indulging your taste for the voluptuous! This pizza was topped with chopped spinach, broccolini, and a rich Gorgonzola cheese sauce, with toasty pine nuts to add a textural punch!
I can't tell you how divine this pizza was. You'll just have to try it yourself.
I used Trader Joe's plain pizza dough for the crust.
I wilted the baby spinach by putting it in a colander and pouring boiling water over it. I then squeezed out the excess liquid, chopped the spinach, then squeezed out even more liquid until it was quite dry. This went on top of the dough.
I parboiled the broccolini (thick stems removed) for 1-2 minutes, drained, then rinsed with cold water.
The Gorgonzola sauce was 1-1/2 tsp butter, melted in a pan, 1-1/2 tsp flour, mixed in with the butter and cooked until frothy, 2-3 TBSP milk, mixed in over medium heat, and water to get a more liquid consistency. I used half of this sauce on top of the spinach and spread it out with the back of a spoon. I then added the broccolini and topped with the remaining half of the sauce. Added salt and pepper and brushed the edge of the dough with olive oil. A slim handful of pinenuts on top.
Baked on a pizza stone at 450F degrees for 11 minutes.
Result: total pizza satisfaction!