Spinccoli Pizza

Spinccoli Pizza

I’m backkkk! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones! As I mentioned in my last post, my husband and I made the trek from Phoenix to Cleveland last week to spend the holidays with my family. After a long trip like that, a break was certainly needed. Sometimes it is so nice to just not touch your computer for a few days!

This pizza recipe is not holiday-ish…obviously. But, it is freaking delicious! This deep dish spinccoli pizza was inspired by the spinccoli pizza at Pizzeria Uno. It has been years and years since I have last been there, but I used to love their spinccoli pizza and I got a wicked craving for it last week. I have actually never tried making deep dish pizza. One of my favorite things about it is that I feel like I am eating way more veggies than I would with a normal pizza. The filling was really good, but my only complaint was the crust. There was just way too much of it around the edges. So in the photos,  please ignore the thickness around the edges. I have cut down the amount of dough in the recipe.

Spinccoli Pizza

Spinccoli Pizza


  • About 2/3 lb. pizza dough
  • 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 14.5-ounce can plain diced tomatoes, drained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a 9-inch cake pan (or deep dish pizza pan) with parchment paper or grease and set aside.
  2. In a saute pan, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the broccoli, spinach, and diced tomatoes. Cook until the broccoli is fork tender (about 7-8 minutes). Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat.
  3. Place the dough on a floured surface. Roll out into an even circle about 11 inches (about 1-inch thick). Place the dough into the cake pan and push down around the center and edges. Pull the edges up towards the edge of the pan and press against the sides.
  4. Pour the sauce onto the center of the dough and spread evenly. Sprinkle the cheeses over the sauce, reserving 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup of the cheddar cheese. Spoon the broccoli and spinach mixture on top of the cheeses, Sprinkle the remaining cheese(s) on top of the broccoli and spinach mixture.
  5. Bake the pizza for about 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown on the bottom and along the sides. Let cool for about 5 minutes, slice, and serve.

Recipe inspired by Pizzeria Uno

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Spinccoli Pizza



  1. Welcome home! What long, long trip!! Eck!! Your pizza looks amazing, amazing! I just showed my Husband and he asked why can’t we have that for dinner? But just add like a pound of pepperoni! Blah!! Happy belated Merry Christmas!!

  2. This is my kinda pizza!!! I love that we are both from Cleveland :)!

  3. That looks and sounds delish! I am going to have to make this on our next pizza night!!!!

    FYI: There is a local place here that has a Calzone like this that is to die for! Check out Red, White, & Brew.

  4. Yes, yes please. Deep dish pizza–I’m allllll over it!

  5. So glad you’re back! And yes, this pizza looks amazing! I’ve never had broccoli on pizza but I’m excited to give it a try!

  6. Glad you had a great time. I love this pizza. Packed full of warm veggies is exactly what I need right now after all of the sweets.

  7. It does look freaking delicious! Glad to hear you had a wonderful holiday with your family!! Wishing you a Happy New Year 2013!!

  8. welcome back! i am from cleveland, too! the spinccoli pizza is my favorite deep dish pizza at unos! i order it ALL THE TIME. i am so glad i can make it at home now. it looks so good! happy holidays!

  9. Mmmm….that looks soooo yummy! Love the deep dish + rustic look. Happy New Year Stephanie! xo

  10. So glad to hear you had an amazing time with your family. This pizza looks absolutely delicious. I love all the veggies piled on top. Yum!

  11. Glad you had a wonderful holiday season and a fab trip. I have been enjoying some time off myself. Sometimes it’s nice to just chill.

    Love this pizza. I can’t have spinach (ibs trigger for moi) but I’m thinking I could sub in something else, cauliflower or onion or something. I have to try this, such a pizza fan.

  12. Ironically, I was just craving pizza and that looks sooo good!

  13. This looks like a healthy take on pizza with all the veggies. I’ve never heard of spincoli pizza but it’s a great idea!

  14. Are you in Phoenix now? So am I! Found your blog today and I love it!

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