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Heart Healthy Pizza
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4.67 from 6 votes

Heart Healthy Pizza with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Swiss

This heart-healthy pizza is bursting with nutrients and whole-food ingredients―especially if you make it using 100% wheat pizza dough.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: healthy, heart healthy pizza, heart healthy pizza dough, marinara sauce, Vegetarian Pizza
Makes: 1 (12-inch) pizza
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Cutting board and knife
  • Skillet
  • Rolling pin (optional)
  • Large rimmed baking sheet or baking stone/steel
  • Pizza peel (optional)

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil or nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
  • 3 cups baby spinach tightly packed
  • 1 ball 100% Whole Wheat Pizza Dough or pizza dough of choice
  • 2/3 cup marinara sauce (made with reduced amounts of salt and olive oil, if necessary)
  • 2 to 4 ounces Swiss cheese grated

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 550°F or as high as it will go (if using a stone/steel, put it on a rack in the center or bottom third of the oven before you start preheating).
  • Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, cook until it is aromatic, about 1 minute, then add the mushrooms. Cook, stirring, until the mushrooms release their liquid, about 5 minutes, then add the spinach and cook, stirring, just until the spinach is wilted. Remove the skillet from the heat and set aside.
  • Stretch or roll out your dough to a 12-inch circle, then transfer it to an oiled baking sheet or a lightly floured pizza peel (if using a baking stone/steel).
  • Spread the marinara sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border all around. Top with the spinach-and-mushroom mixture and finish with the shredded Swiss cheese. If you like (or if your diet allows), brush the edges of the dough with olive oil.
  • Transfer the pizza to the oven and bake until the cheese has browned in spots, 8 to 10 minutes on the baking sheet, 6 to 8 minutes on the baking stone/steel.
  • Take the pizza out of the oven. Let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.