Spinach Stuffed Pizza - Chicago Style

Spinach stuffed pizza is speciality of Chicago. I was amazed to see an inch of pizza crust filled with spinach stuffing with the topping over it! It tastes so much delicious and believe me it makes you feel full. I should say this is one of my favorite pizza from now. Moreover its very easy to prepare at home.


2 cup wheat flour
2 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp olive oil
salt to taste
1 packet of active yeast
warm water

Spinach filling:
1 cup chopped spinach
1 small chopped onion
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chilli flakes
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup mozarella cheese
1/2 cup parmasene cheese

Pizza topping:
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1 small chopped bell pepper / capsicum
5-6 pieces of pineapple
1/2 cup cheese

1. Mix all the ingredients except water
2. Knead the dough with warm water, enough to make it soft palatable dough.
3. Cover it with the lid.
4. Keep aside for 30-45 mins.

Spinach filling:
1. Heat oil in the saucet pan.
2. Saute onion till it becomes golden brown
3. Add chopped spinach , salt , chilli flakes and garlic powder.
4. Allow the spinach to wilt out completely.
5. Turn off the burner and drain any water, if there.
6. Mix mozrella cheese and parmasean cheese
How to make Chicago style Spinach Stuffed Pizza:

- Preheat the oven at 400 degree F.
1.When the dough has rised to 1/3 off its size, punch it and knead it again.
2. Take 1/3 of dough and roll it into 17" circle using roller stick
3. Place that in a lightly greased bowl.
4. The dough should come up 2" on sides.
5. Fill the dough shell with spinach mixture.
6. Roll out remaining dough into 15" circle and place it on top of the filling.
7. Bind the sides of the dough using little pressure.
8. Place it in oven for 20 mins.
9. See the crust is turning golden brown.

10. Spread the pizza sauce and place all toppings you want on top of the pizza crust.
11. Spinkle some cheese and chilli flakes on it.
12. Let it bake for 6-8 mins.

Your Chicago style Spinach Stuffed Pizza is ready!

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