Trader Joe's: Pizza Mascarpone


Yes, I realize that this is kind of a lame post. It’s short, it’s a packaged item and salad dressing hardly counts as a recipe! I know, you-know-who-you-are (jwa). Too bad, for I am sleepy! Ha!

There was a new kind of flat Italian pizza at Trader Joe’s the last time we went and I couldn’t resist as I am quite fond of these tasty, frozen pies. Pizza Mascarpone with artichokes, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes. I just threw a few pine nuts on top and popped it in the oven last night.


While it cooked, I threw together an awesome spinach salad with just baby spinach and a peppery oil and vinegar dressing that both jwa and I really liked with the hearty spinach leaves.

Peppery-Dijon Dressing
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Penzey’s creamy peppercorn

Whisk together mustard, vinegar and creamy peppercorn. Drizzle in olive oil and whisk until it thickens. Let sit for at least 5 minutes. Whisk again before dressing the salad.

I think the goat cheese and kalamata olive is still my favorite Trader Joe’s frozen pizza but this one was not too bad at all. I’d buy it again (in fact, I just might this weekend). Ugh, speaking of which, Trader Joe’s on the weekend…I need to start rethinking that plan, as I am getting sick of having to park on the street. The one at 39th & Holgate is a zoo on Saturday. A zoo, I tell you.

But, shopping woes aside, all in all, this was a pretty good, quick meal.