Spinach & Cottage Cheese Pizza (includes pizza base recipe)

I first thought what an odd pizza topping but it doesnt disappoint!!   The clean eating pizza base is so full of flavour too its amazing.  You, ofcourse can use wholemeal pita bread as a base but its worth the extra effort making the thin pizza crust.

Serves 12

Pizza Dough
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup ground flax seed (dont worry if you dont have any, i have made this without before)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon honey
2 Tbsp. italian seasoning (I just added a little basil and oregano)
2 Tbsp. garlic powder

Pasta Sauce,  you can use my homemade tomato sauce recipe found here  adding some basil and oregano or you can use tomato paste with 1/2 tsp garlic powder and oregano.

Directions

Preheat oven to 160 degrees

Place Yeast in a large bowl, add water and set aside.   Mix dough ingredients with the yeast.  Mx until you get a firm dough and then knead.  Place in a greased bowl cover with tea towel or glad wrap and place in a warm spot for 20 minutes.  

 Line baking tray with grease proof paper and lightly spray with olive oil spray.  You can either make one large pizza or smaller pizzas,  i prefer to make individual pizzas, with so many kids with different tastes its easier this way.  Make 12 small pizzas by rolling thinly between 2 pieces of grease proof paper and gently peel off grease proof paper and place on baking tray.   Or roll out bigger pizza, not too thin, as you can always reshape it on the baking tray. 

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes making sure sides dont get too brown.  

Mix pizza sauce ingredients and spread onto pizza base 

Topping:

Low fat cottage Cheese

Baby spinach leaves

low fat feta cheese

pine nuts

Spread spinach leaves over pizza base thats covered with sauce, gently spoon and spread cottage cheese over spinach.  Sprinkle with crumbled feta and pine nuts and bake in over for a further 10-15 minutes

If you are using wholemeal pita bread try a basil pesto instead of tomato sauce, its just as yummy.  But with the pizza base here having garlic i would just use the tomato sauce.

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