- July 15, 2022
- by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
- 0 Comments
Feta Spinach Pizza with Honey
How about a slice of feta spinach pizza? This pizza boasts 6 grams protein per slice and is finished off with a drizzle of honey.
I love pizza night. I find it so satisfying to make my own pizza because I can control the ingredients and make it healthier!
This pizza is a good source of filling protein. And it’s loaded with nutrient-packed spinach. Instead of tomato sauce, I used olive oil for a burst of heart-healthy fats.
Thank you to Nate’s for sponsoring this blog post. All opinions, as always, are my own.
And of course, the pizza gets a finishing touch of sweet honey to perfectly complement all the savory ingredients.
The best part? Everything cooks up in just about 20 minutes.
Frozen pizza crust
I love making pizza with frozen crust, and I always keep a few in my freezer. If you follow a gluten-free diet like me, you can use a gluten-free, cauliflower-based crust.
Olive oil, crushed garlic, and red pepper flakes
What would a feta spinach pizza be without bursts of flavor? The olive oil adds heart-healthy fats, the garlic provides the antioxidant allicin, and the red pepper flakes give lots of flavor for very few calories.
This is one of my favorite ingredients to use to add lots of nutrition to pizza. Spinach provides fiber, which helps cholesterol levels and also helps to keep you fuller for longer.
If you forget to defrost the spinach ahead of time, you can microwave it for about 5 minutes before draining and patting dry.
Crumbled feta adds such a nice creaminess to this feta spinach pizza. If you follow a dairy-free diet, you can substitute dairy-free feta. I tested the pizza both ways, and it was absolutely delicious either way.
Now, here comes the hero ingredient! When the pizza comes out of the oven, you’ll drizzle it with honey right before serving. I used Nate’s 100% Pure Raw & Unfiltered Honey.
Why Nate’s honey?
I’ve long loved Nate’s honey, and I was so excited to jazz up this spinach feta pizza with it.
Honey has so many benefits. It contains the antioxidants flavonoids and polyphenols, per research in Pharmacognosy Research.
These nutrients are perhaps why research shows consuming honey may be beneficial for helping to reduce inflammation in the body.
Although honey is an added sugar, it contains trace vitamins and minerals, including iron, zinc, and potassium.
And Nate’s is one of the most nutritious honeys out there. The folks at Nate’s don’t cook their honey at high temperatures. Instead, they gently warm the raw honey to keep all the incredible nutrients intact.
The honey is also unfiltered. This means the honey comes straight from the hive, and the honey contains particles of pollen and wax.
The honey is strained before it’s bottled so all the good stuff—which boasts so many nutrients—stays in the honey.
And I love that the production is sustainable—the bottles are recyclable, and all waste materials generated on site are recycled.
You can buy many varieties of Nate’s but my favorite products are:
- 100% Pure Raw & Unfiltered Honey
- 100% Pure Organic Raw & Unfiltered Honey
- Hot Honey
- Raw & Unfiltered Honey Minis—these are so great for traveling!
Making a feta spinach pizza is so easy and takes just minutes. Ready to get started?
First, preheat the oven to 425° Fahrenheit. Then, coat a non-stick pizza pan with cooking spray, and place pizza crust on pan.
Next, drizzle pizza crust with 1 ½ teaspoon olive oil.
Use a spoon to spread crushed garlic on crust.
Use paper towels to pat spinach dry. Place spinach on the pizza crust.
Add feta crumbles.
Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, and drizzle with remaining olive oil.
Bake 14-16 minutes, until cheese begins to brown.
Drizzle with honey, slice, and serve.
Feta spinach pizza is so delicious! The combination of spinach, feta, olive oil, red pepper flakes, crushed garlic, and honey is so incredible.
The pizza is not dairy free as is but can be made so with a few modifications. If you follow a dairy-free diet, make sure to purchase a pizza dough that does not contain milk or cheese. And you can easily substitute dairy-free feta in lieu of regular feta.
If you’d like to make this spinach feta pizza gluten free, simply swap in a gluten-free pizza crust. I tested this recipe with a cauliflower-based, gluten-free pizza crust—and it was delicious!
Feta doesn’t completely melt the same way that mozzarella does. If you want a really melty cheese topping, you can add some mozzarella to the feta. Or you can use dairy-free feta cheese, which melts surprisingly well!
More honey recipes
If you enjoyed this feta spinach pizza with honey, you’ll also enjoy:
- Research in Pharmacognosy Research
Feta Spinach Pizza with Honey
- 1 spray Cooking spray
- 1 frozen thin pizza crust dairy and/or gluten free, if necessary
- 2 ½ tsp olive oil divided
- 2 ½ Tbsp jarred crushed garlic
- 10 oz frozen whole leaf spinach thawed and drained
- 3 oz feta dairy free, if necessary
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp Nate’s 100% Pure Raw & Unfiltered Honey
- Preheat oven to 425° Fahrenheit. Coat a non-stick pizza pan with cooking spray, and place pizza crust on pan.
- Drizzle pizza crust with1 ½ teaspoon olive oil. Use a spoon to spread crushed garlic on crust.
- Use paper towels to pat spinach dry. Place on pizza crust. Add feta crumbles, then red pepper flakes. Drizzle with remaining olive oil.
- Bake 14-16 minutes, until cheese begins to brown. Drizzle with honey, slice, and serve.
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