Monday, September 16, 2013

Spinach and Feta-Stuffed Focaccia

Makes  6 servings                    Serving size : 1 slice

This calzone-like roll mixes fresh spinach with cheese, raisins, and pine nuts—a flavor combination reminiscent of the Mediterranean.
 1                      tablespoon olive oil 
1/2                   cup chopped onion 
3                      garlic cloves, minced
2                     (6-ounce) packages baby spinach
3/4                  cup (3 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
2/3                  cup golden raisins
3                     tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
2                     tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
1-1/2               teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
1/4                  teaspoon salt
1/4                  teaspoon ground red pepper
1               (13.8-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough                    
**Cooking spray**
 1                     tablespoon 2% reduced-fat milk
1                      tablespoon water
1/4                   cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese 
Preheat oven to 450°.
1 .        Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add half of spinach; cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts. Add remaining spinach; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until spinach wilts. Remove from heat; stir in feta and next 6 ingredients (through pepper).
2.         Place dough on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; pat dough into a 15 x 12-inch rectangle. Spread spinach mixture lengthwise over half of dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Fold other half of dough over filling; press edges together with a fork. Cut 5 (1-inch) diagonal slits in top of dough.
3.         Combine milk and water; brush evenly over dough. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until golden.


  1. Yummy recipe, Nee! I love that you used pizza dough. I usually use frozen bread dough in recipes like this. As a matter of fact, the next time I make sausage & peppers in bread dough, I'm going to try it with pizza dough and add lots more mozzarella!

    Thanks for sharing, Nee...

  2. Hi Nee,

    This recipe sounds really good. All the ingredients I love. Especially raisins and pine nuts. Love them! Another recipe to add to my file. Thank you for sharing...Blessings Have a good week! Dottie :o)

  3. Hi Louise , I use both frozen bread dough and pizza dough , I have found the pizza dough is much easier to use , I am learnig . Thanks for stopping by :).

    1. Well, well, look at you! You now have a reply box! Great job Nee!!!

    2. Coming from you Louise , that means a lot . Guess who told me how to do it ? Give up ! My dear friend Louise told me how , ain't she a sweetheart , thank you .Nee

  4. Hi Dottie , you will love adding this recipe Thanks for stopping by :).

  5. One of my favourite dishes yum!

    1. Hi Cquek , one of my favorite dishes also , you don't have to have meat wiyh every dish . Thanks for stopping by :).

  6. Hi Nee,

    I'm a big fan of spinach and feta combination but didn't dare to cook much of this combination because of my spinach-hating son... *sign*

    The least now, I can drool looking at your delicious focaccia :p

    The happily eye-feasting Zoe

    1. Hi Zoe ,

      I love this dish also , but like you I don't cook it much , for the same reason, just drool as long as you want .

      Thank you for dropping by :) Nee

  7. Hi Nee,
    Delicious focaccia! A super great idea to use canned pizza dough, if only I can find it over here! My favourite ingredients, pine nuts! Yum!

    1. Hi Joyce , love focaccia , a friend turned me on to frozen pizza dough , now I make it more often . Thanks for stopping by :).

  8. Spinach combines so well with feta, doesn't it? Lovely focaccia - great recipe. Thanks.

    1. Hi John , spinach and feta seems to be made for each other , thanks for stopping by :).


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