Pizza with Caramelized Fennel, Spinach and Goat Cheese

Fennel, Spinach and Goat Cheese Pizza

Pizza with caramelized fennel, spinach and goat cheese paired with Whitehall Lane’s 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as part of April’s wine pairing challenge.

I am up against Stephen’s Beef Bourguignon Pot Pie recipe featured earlier this month. This recipe features a classic cheese pizza topped with sweet fennel bulb caramelized in maple syrup then combined with spinach in a sauté pan prior to going into the oven with a light sprinkling of goat cheese.

Fennel, Spinach and Goat Cheese Pizza

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Fennel, Spinach and Goat Cheese Pizza

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Fennel, Spinach and Goat Cheese Pizza

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Pizza with Caramelized Fennel, Spinach and Goat Cheese

Ingredients:

1 pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
1/2 cup marinara sauce (homemade or store-bought)
1-1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 fennel bulb, removed stalks and thinly sliced lengthwise
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups frozen spinach
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Saute the fennel for 2 minutes on one side. Then flip and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the maple syrup and continue cooking until the fennel is caramelized (about 7-10 minutes).
3. Add the frozen spinach to the pan and cook until the spinach is thawed and cooked.
4. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the pizza and bake in the oven according to the pizza

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Fennel, Spinach and Goat Cheese Pizza

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5 Responses to “Pizza with Caramelized Fennel, Spinach and Goat Cheese”

  1. Sounds good, but I think I’ll try it with balsamic vinegar or glaze instead of maple syrup!

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  2. Does it have to be frown spinach or will fresh work? Does the maple syrup male it very sweet or is it subtle?

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    • Donna — December 3rd, 2016 @ 6:44 pm

      Fresh will work, but you’ll need to saute it a bit until it’s wilted. Adding maple syrup gives a subtle sweetness. It doesn’t taste very sweet at all.

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  3. I am always in the search for unusual pizza toppings and this looks delicious!

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    • Donna — May 5th, 2015 @ 7:11 pm

      Thank you Sofia! I do hope you give this recipe a try!

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