Saturday, November 3, 2012

White Pizza Sauce

My family's all time favorite sauce for pizzas.  A truly fantastic flavor.  You can use a homemade dough or if short on time, then I like Boboli original pizza crust from the store.  Top with the spinach or sliced tomatoes, you really can't go wrong.  The sauce is also a good base for a cheese sauce for Alfredo type pasta dishes. 

2 Tbsp. Butter
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
3 -4 oz. Fresh Baby Spinach
1/3 C. Dry White Wine
1/3 C. Heavy Cream
1 C. Mozzarella, shredded

Heat butter and 1 Tbsp. Water in saucepan on low until melted.  Add garlic.  Sauté until softened and light golden.  Add wine.  Simmer 5 minutes.  Add cream.  Simmer on low until thickened.  Spread on crust.  Top with mozzarella, and pepper.  Toss spinach with oil.  Spread on top of cheese.  Bake at 375 until crust is done.  Place under the broiler to finish and crisp the spinach.   
Pizza Dough
1 C. Warm water
1 tsp. Salt
1 ½ tsp. Yeast
3 C. Flour
Add salt and yeast to warm water.  Add flour and knead until smooth.  Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place until the dough is doubled in size.  Punch the dough down and roll out on floured surface in desired thickness.  Place on pan or pizza stone and top with your favorite pizza sauce and cheese.  Top with sliced tomatoes and bake at 375 for 25 to 45 minutes depending on thickness.  This recipe makes 1 very large pizza or 2 regular pizzas.

In the version below, I replaced the spinach tossed in olive oil with sliced tomatoes.