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 
Preparation:
 
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.

14 comments:

  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...

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  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)

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  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 :).

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

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    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

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

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  5. One of my favourite dishes yum!

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

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  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

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    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

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  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!

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

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

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

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