Feta Caramelized Onion Spinach Pizza

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups Namaste Foods Pizza Crust Mix
1 teaspoon oil
1-1/4 cup water

Toppings

3 tablespoons olive oil
6 ounces fresh baby spinach
4 ounces baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced (about 1/4 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Namaste Perfect Flour Blend
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons warm milk
3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup feta cheese

Directions

  1. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the baby spinach and sauté until just wilted. Transfer the spinach to a strainer and using the bottom of a glass, press out some of the excess liquid from the spinach, set aside.

  2. Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the same skillet and sauté the mushrooms for 3-4 minutes or until they brown just barely. Season with a little salt and pepper, remove to a plate.

  3. Add the last tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet set over medium heat. Add the onions and season them with a small pinch of salt. Allow the onions to cook down for 10 minutes, stirring as necessary. Do not allow the onions to brown. Add the sugar (optional) and stir to coat evenly. Allow the onions to cook for another 10 minutes. When the onions have cooked down, add the balsamic vinegar and stir to combine, set aside.

  4. Position a rack in the lowest position of the oven and preheat the oven to 450ºF. Cover pizza pan with parchment paper. Combine 1-1/2 cups flour with 1 teaspoon oil and 1-1/4 cups water. Beat with electric mixer for 3 minutes. Batter will be the consistency of cake batter. Spread onto pizza pan and spread with spatula to at least 14" and no more than 1/4" thick. Use less batter if necessary. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove, flip and bake additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and place crust (without pan) on wire rack while adding toppings.
  5. Sauce: can be made while crust is baking. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and add the flour and garlic and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes. Do not let the flour brown. Continue to whisk as you add in the warm milk. Add the parmesan cheese, and a small pinch of nutmeg if desired. Season with salt and pepper to taste. When the sauce just barely reaches a boil, remove from heat.
  6. Top the prepared pizza dough with sauce, leaving the 'lip' sauceless. Sprinkle on three-quarters of the mozzarella cheese, followed by the mushrooms, spinach, and caramelized onions, and finish with the remaining mozzarella and feta cheese. Place crust back on pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

Variations

* You can replace the feta with additional mozzarella cheese. If you don't care for mushrooms or baby spinach, simply omit or increase the other veggies.