I just started receiving emails from Panera. (it's like we're bff's!) Along with seeing what new seasonal items the cafe is serving, they also include a recipe to make at home. I know it's a ploy to get you to buy some of the ingredients at the store/restaurant, but let's face it. I love their breads so this is the perfect excuse to stop by!
I really liked this pizza, the flavors went very well together. However, my family prefers pizza made with a red sauce or with fresh tomatoes, so the next time I make this, I'll probably invent my own twist and put fresh tomatoes and basil instead of the ricotta mixture. This would be great served at a party since it looks (and smells) fantastic!
Spinach and Prosciutto White Pizza
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 bag (6 0z) spinach leaves
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1 tsp dried oregano
2 rounds Panera Bread Asiago Cheese Focaccia
1 1/2 oz sliced prosciutto, chopped into bite sized pieces
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Heat oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute. Add spinach, tossing and cooking until it wilts, 4-5 minutes. Season with a pinch of pepper.
Combine ricotta, mozzarella, oregano, and pepper in a bowl. Spread over focaccia into the edges, patting into an even layer. Top with spinach mixture, spreading it around as evenly as possible. Scatter prosciutto over the top.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until cheese softens and the crust browns and crisps.
Cut each pizza into six wedges.