Spring Pea and Bacon Flatbread

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A quick blend of mint, peas, and garlic produces a bright and flavorful sauce for this tasty flatbread.

Spring Pea and Bacon Flatbread
 
Makes 1 (14-inch) flatbread
Ingredients
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag deli pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups fresh peas
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
  • Garnish: fresh mint, crushed red pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a 14-inch cast-iron baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. On a floured surface, roll dough into a 14-inch circle; transfer to prepared pan. Prick all over with a fork, and brush with oil.
  3. Bake until light golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small enamel-coated cast-iron Dutch oven, bring peas, mint, garlic, 2 teaspoons salt, and enough water to cover by 1 inch to a boil over medium heat. Cook until peas are tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain, discarding mint sprigs.
  5. In the work bowl of a food processor or container of a blender, pulse together pea mixture, sour cream, pepper, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt until smooth.
  6. Spread pea mixture onto prepared crust, leaving a ½-inch border. Top with bacon, spinach, and cheese.
  7. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Garnish with mint and red pepper, if desired.