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Spinach Mushroom Pizza with Spaghetti Squash Crust
Have your pizza and eat gluten free too!
When I heard I could make pizza crust with spaghetti squash, my mind said, “NO WAY”. Once I gave Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust a try, I was sold. Truth be told if someone would make the spaghetti squash for me, I don’t think I would eat bread crust again (or as often anyway).
Once you perfect the technique of spaghetti squash pizza, then you just need to search for the perfect toppings. While most of the regular choices in toppings will do, certain ingredients provide particularly interesting enhancement to the spaghetti squash pizza crust. My favorite combo is spinach mushroom pizza with spaghetti squash crust.
Make it, bake it, sauce it, top it and bake it again.
Spinach mushroom pizza with spaghetti squash crust recipe!
Other than the making of the spaghetti squash, which is still easy but a little time consuming, this recipe is a breeze. You can premake the spaghetti squash several days ahead of time if need be and then throw all the ingredients together when your guests arrive.
- For PIzza Crust
- One large Spaghetti Squash
- One egg, beaten
- ⅔ cup mozzarella cheese
- 2 Tbs. Parmesan cheese
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
- For Pizza Toppings:
- 8 oz sliced cooked mushrooms (I used baby portobellas but your favorite will do)
- Pizza sauce
- 1½ cups uncooked chopped spinach
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese
- 2 Tbs. Parmesan Cheese
- 8 oz diced ham (optional)
- Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds with spoon. In a 13 x 9" glass baking pan, place both halves flesh side down. Fill pan with water ½" deep (this will help to steam the squash). Cook in microwave, on high for 15 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes after removing.
- Remove spaghetti squash from baking pan. Use fork to pull out the strands of spaghetti squash (the squash will come out in long spaghetti like strands) and place in a mixing bowl. Discard squash outer layer. Let strands cool slightly.
- Into a mixing bowl, measure out 3½ cups of spaghetti squash per pizza crust (you will probably only have enough for one pizza, set the remainder aside for another great dish).
- Pile the half the spaghetti squash into a cheesecloth or thin dish towel, twist cloth to form a closed sack and squeeze out all water. Discard water. Repeat with the remaining half. The more moisture you get out, the crust like the pizza crust will be. Return squash to mixing bowl.
- Add beaten egg, the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to the spaghetti squash. Stir together.
- Press squash in a thin, even layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet and shape into an approximate 10-inch circle.
- Bake at 400°F for approximately 20 minutes. Remove from oven, carefully flip, and cook for another 10 minutes. ( Tip: The best way I discovered to flip the spaghetti squash crust was to line another pan with parchment paper. Place it over top of pizza crust, and flip the pizza crust into the new pan. You can also use a spatula but you definitely risk breaking the crust.
- Add my suggested pizza toppings (spread sauce on crust. Top crust in this order: mozzarella, chopped spinach, cooked mushrooms, ham (optional)
- Cook for another 10 minutes until done.
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Dorothy Boucher says
I love that everything you are putting on this pizza is so delicious!! I’m gonna have to try this one out..
I just said WOW ten times at least! My tummy is warm and full from just having the homemade pizza I took out of the oven. I just used what I had on hand. This is a must try recipe, it could become a fav of favs!! It sounds DEE-LISH! and NU-TRISH!
I bet it would be a good one to have for company, too, they would be enlightened about making pizza with healthy ingredients.
Shelley Zurek says
It’s the best! I hope you can try it and love it someday. Shelley, the Chief Blonde
Trish F says
Yum, this looks delicious. I may try this. Thanks for sharing!
Nidhi C says
This love carb pizza crush looks so tasty and healthy. Love this recipe idea.
Dana Rodriguez says
Looks good to me but NO WAY would my guy eat it lol
Dana Rodriguez says
I could really go for some of this right now!
Debbie P says
This pizza looks and sounds amazing. And really healthy too. As soon as the weather cools off (It’s going to be hot in the low 90’s and super humid) in a couple weeks, I will be making it!
Antoinette M says
This looks so good…yummy!!
Shannon Holmes says
It looks good but I don’t like spaghetti squash. I know a lot of people do, thanks for sharing.
Elizabeth Tarlow says
I’ve never heard of using Spaghetti Squash for a Pizza Crust! This Pizza recipe sure looks delicious; I must give it a try! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Deborah D says
Mary Beth Elderton says
These low carb pizza crusts are genius. I hadn’t seen a spaghetti squash crust
Alice F says
Love the idea of this low carb pizza crust. We try to eat healthy and this is exactly the tiype food we eat.
Joanne Schultz says
This recipe sounds very interesting! I just happen to have a spaghetti squash sitting in my kitchen waiting to be cooked & used.
One thing that would really be great, especially for people like me who have to watch what they eat, is having nutritional information for the recipe.
Abigail Gibson says
I have my reservations but I would give it a try.