Spinach Artichoke Pizza
 
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My favorite homemade pizza crust topped with a creamy garlic white sauce, mozzarella, chicken, spinach, and artichokes. This spinach artichoke pizza tastes just like the dip, only better!
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Yield: 1 13-inch pizza
Ingredients
  • For the dough:
  • 1 ball pizza dough (recipe HERE)
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ½ c. whole milk
  • ¼ c. half and half
  • ¼ tsp. kosher sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • pinch paprika
  • 1 oz. original cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
  • For the crust:
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • For the toppings:
  • 8 oz. grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 c. seasoned grilled chicken (optional)
  • 1 bunch spinach, coarsely chopped and wilted*
  • 1 (6 oz.) jar marinated artichokes, drained and coarsely chopped
  • ¼ c. shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
Directions
  1. Make dough according to the recipe's directions (or use store-bought dough); set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. In a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat, add butter. When the butter has melted, add the garlic and red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring frequently for about 1 minute. Whisk in flour and cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Gradually whisk in milk, half and half, salt, pepper and paprika. As the sauce thickens, turn heat up to medium and cook for 2-3 minutes. Whisk in the cream cheese and parmesan until melted, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, on a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough into a 14-inch circle. Transfer to a parchment-lined pizza pan. Fold over the extra inch of dough to form the crust, pressing to seal. Brush with olive oil. Dock the center of the pizza with a fork to prevent large bubbles from forming. Place in the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes, remove and set aside.
  6. Spread the warm sauce over top, then half of the mozzarella cheese. Add the chicken, spinach and artichoke, then top with remaining mozzarella.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 7-10 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then sprinkle with shaved parmesan and grated parmesan. Allow to cool for 2-3 additional minutes, then cut and serve.
Notes
*I wilted my spinach in a saucepan along with sauted onions (in olive oil). I had extra chopped onions on hand, it was a last-minute addition but is in no way necessary.
-If you want to add even more flavor to this pizza, try brushing the crust with olive oil right after it comes out of the oven and the sprinkle it with a bit of garlic salt!


Recipe source: Life Made Simple
Recipe by Life Made Simple at https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/spinach-artichoke-pizza/