Deep Dish Salad Pizza

Deep Dish Salad Pizza

8 main-dish servings

1/2 cup bottled creamy garlic salad dressing
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 cups torn sorrel and/or spinach
2 cups cooked ham, chicken, turkey, beef, pork, or lamb, cut into bite-size strips
1 6-oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
1 2 1/4-oz. can sliced pitted ripe olives, drained
1 17.3-oz. pkg. (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed
1-1/2 cups shredded fontina cheese, provolone cheese, or mozzarella cheese (6 ounces)
1-1/2 cups shredded Muenster cheese or Gruyere cheese (6 ounces)
3 cups assorted fresh mushrooms (shiitake, chanterelle, oyster, porcini, brown, and/or white)
2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced

  1. For dressing: In a small bowl, stir together salad dressing and cayenne
    pepper. Set aside.

  2. For sorrel mixture, in a large bowl, combine sorrel, desired meat,
    artichoke hearts, and olives. Toss lightly to mix. Cover; chill in the
    refrigerator while preparing crust.

  3. For a 14-inch round pizza, on a lightly floured surface place 1 sheet of
    pastry on top of the other sheet, staggering corners. Roll pastry from
    center to edge, forming a 14-inch circle. (For a 15 x 10-inch rectangular
    pizza, place pastry sheets on top of each other without staggering the
    corners. Roll out pastry, forming a 15x10-inch rectangle.) Wrap pastry
    around the rolling pin. Unroll pastry into a 14-inch deep-dish pizza pan (or
    a 15 x10 x1-inch baking pan). Prick bottom well with the tines of a fork.
    Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until pastry is golden
    brown. (Pastry may shrink).

  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine fontina and Muenster cheese. Sprinkle
    1-1/2 cups of the cheese mixture over the warm crust. Top with mushrooms.
    Return crust to the oven. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes more or until cheese
    begins to melt.

  5. Meanwhile, pour dressing over sorrel mixture and toss lightly to coat.
    Spread sorrel mixture over melted cheese on crust. Sprinkle with remaining
    cheese mixture. Return to oven. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes more or until cheese
    is melted.

  6. To serve, immediately garnish with tomato slices. Cut into wedges or

Makes 8 main-dish servings.