We make pizza pretty often in my house. I have always loved pizza, even though I didn’t really grow up on the best homemade or authentic pizzeria style pizza. Instead of homemade, we either went out for pizza or my mom “doctored up” frozen pizzas. She would take the cheapest little Totino’s party pizzas, add a ton of fresh toppings, heavily butter a pizza pan, and bake them up. They were ooey gooey Sandra Lee style semi-homemade deliciousness. My favorite pizza though was when we got to go out to Pizza Hut. It was the only pizza restaurant in our small town, and only one of two restaurants total in the town. Later when my husband (then boyfriend) and I were in highschool, we both worked in that same Pizza Hut dine-in restaurant. He worked in the kitchen and I waited tables. It was the first waitress job I had, and by far the most interesting.
The funnest times that I had there were in the kitchen though. Whenever I could, I would slip in the kitchen and make my own orders. On late nights, or on early mornings when we came into prep, we would also make our own versions of our favorite pizzas, things that weren’t on the menu or different breakfast pizzas we dreamed up.
Even though I haven’t had a Pizza Hut pizza in years, my experience there helped develop my love for making pizza at home. I have made and wrote about many types of pizzas, a chicken teriyaki pizza, a spinach artichoke pizza, a Margherita pizza, a Buffalo chicken pizza, a taco pizza, and my favorite, a canadian Bacon, pineapple, and banana pepper pizza. I also have several other recipes, like a few amazing breakfast pizzas I have yet to write about.
Today though, I was in the mood for a white pizza. We have it once in a while when we go to our neighborhood pizzeria, but I have never made it at home. I took a simple white pizza, added spinach, tomatoes, roasted garlic and a little onion. I also used three cheeses: mozzarella, Parmesan and ricotta. You can find my recipe for this delicious white pizza with spinach and tomatoes on my blog, Eclectic Recipes.