This delicious white sauce pizza is on the healthier side and is topped with black beans, spinach, and mozzarella cheese.
Good morning! Today’s post is going to be quick, as I am on a mission to get some outside painting done. The skies are currently threatening rain, but I’m hoping that the dark clouds will go away soon. I don’t know why we thought it would be a good idea to paint our deck during Florida’s rainy season. The attempt has become an ongoing battle between us and the rain clouds. I’m convinced they think it’s a game.
Katherine: “Hey, the weather is nice and the radar is indicating no rain until this afternoon! I’m going to get some painting done!”
Clouds: “Oh, well, I’ll just move a little faster then.” *clouds arrive and sit over house for hours without raining, and then start pouring as soon as Katherine considers going back outside*
Katherine: “Seriously? I hate you guys.”
Since the rain is being so annoying, I would rather write about this pizza. It is Friday, after all, and Friday evenings make the best pizza nights at our house. 🙂
Black beans are one of my favorite pizza toppings. They are delicious and add a nice protein boost, making the pizza filling without being too heavy. Add some white sauce, spinach, and mozzarella cheese, and the result is a very tasty meal!
*Random aside* I enjoy sharing my recipes, but taking pictures of the food before I eat it does make me feel kind of ridiculous, and I get cracked up at myself sometimes. My apologies to all the “foodies” out there, but I personally don’t get the social media phenomenon of, “Let’s photograph ALL the food!!!”. I don’t have a problem with it; I just don’t understand it. Before I started my food blog, I only took such pictures on occasion (for instance, if I had cooked or baked something new and wanted to share). Even here, I simply try to post a few appetizing photos to show you what the food looks like and give you the desire to try the recipe. I don’t spend much time styling the dishes or baked goods, and my photos have very little editing. My husband and I eat everything that I post. This can be kind of amusing when Casey is hungry and I’m trying to get in a quick photography session before slicing the pizza. *End random aside*
Enjoy and happy Friday!
Black Bean Spinach White Pizza
- 1 large, unbaked whole wheat pizza crust (14-inch)
- 1/2 cup white pizza sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup crushed frozen spinach
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and place prepared pizza crust onto lightly greased pizza pan. Spread white sauce over crust, and sprinkle with seasonings. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and half of the mozzarella cheese over pizza. Top with beans and spinach. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
Bake in preheated oven for 16-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is turning golden at the edges.
~K in the Kitchen