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Hot Ricotta Spinach Loaf

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Ingredients
  Refrigerated pizza crust dough 10 Ounce (1 Tube For 12 Inch Crust)
  Frozen chopped spinach 10 Ounce, thawed (1 Package)
  Ricotta cheese 8 Ounce (1 Carton Or 1 Cup)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), peeled and minced or pressed
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Marinara sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can Or 1 Cup)
Directions

1. On a 12- by 15-inch baking sheet, unroll pizza crust dough.
2. Squeeze excess moisture from spinach. Mix spinach, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, nutmeg, and garlic.
3. Spread mixture evenly over dough.
4. Starting at a long edge of dough, roll to enclose filling. Set the loaf, seam down, on baking sheet. Brush loaf top with olive oil.
5. Bake in a 425° oven until well browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, stir marinara sauce in a 1- to 1 1/2-quart pan over medium heat until hot; or heat in a microwave-safe bowl in a microwave oven at full power (100%) until hot.
6. Slice loaf diagonally, making 10 equal portions. Offer 1 slice as an appetizer serving, or 2 slices as a main-dish sandwich. Spoon marinara sauce over slices to taste.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Spinach

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