Spinach Artichoke White Cheese Pizza.

My favorite homemade pizza crust topped with parmesan, mozzarella, garlic, spinach, and artichokes. This white pizza will remind you of creamy spinach artichoke dip!

Spinach Artichoke White Cheese Pizza - this white pizza will remind you of creamy, comforting spinach artichoke dip!

I’m considering changing my blog name to Sally’s Pizza Addiction.

Or sprinkle addiction, peanut butter addiction, lemon addiction, cadbury cream egg addiction. Sally’s Pajama Addiction sounds pretty accurate too. I digress.

Every couple of weeks, I’m inspired to try a new pizza recipe on Friday nights. Extra cheesy, whole wheat veggie, BBQ chicken, and my personal favorite… gorgonzola apple. Hey, don’t knock it ’til you try it! That particular kind is one of my favorite meals of all time. That is, until I tried today’s version.

Spinach Artichoke White Cheese Pizza - this white pizza will remind you of creamy, comforting spinach artichoke dip!

Spinach artichoke dip is one of my all time favorite comfort foods. If it’s served at a party, you know where to find me. I personally love it with pita chips and some heavy garlic thrown in. My breath smells like an angel afterwards. Ahem. (Worth it.)

I spied a pizza recipe on Rachael Ray last week and magically had a craving for it. Funny how that works. Off to the store I went to grab a few ingredients. I had some homemade pizza dough in the freezer, so this pizza was ready in a snap for dinnertime.

Spinach Artichoke White Cheese Pizza - this white pizza will remind you of creamy, comforting spinach artichoke dip!

I make my pizza dough in bulk ahead of time so it’s ready for pizza night each week; my freezer is full of it! Make sure you read the pizza dough recipe for make-ahead instructions. To make things easy for you, I include a ton of step-by-step photos and tips in the pizza dough recipe. You will know exactly what things should look like as you are working. I am a visual learner, myself.

For today’s pizza, I used regular white flour pizza crust. Soft, fluffy perfection. This crust is one of the most remade recipes on my blog. And I’m absolutely not surprised! Alternatively, you could use my whole wheat pizza crust recipe instead.

Homemade pizza crust may sound difficult to you. Why waste the time when you can buy frozen? But trust me – homemade crust is nothing like store-bought, delivery, or what you order at a restaurant! I will say one thing – use good quality yeast! I make all of my pizza doughs with Red Star Platinum – it makes working with yeast so simple. I have the best results in my breads when I use their platinum line.

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There is no pizza sauce on today’s pizza. Rather, I slather the crust with roasted garlic, olive oil, and grated parmesan cheese. The three bake down into the crust, making it almost taste like garlic bread. I could live off of garlic bread if someone asked me to. With peanut butter cups on the side.

On top of the roasted garlic goes mozzarella cheese, artichokes, spinach, a little more parmesan, and a sprinkle of black pepper. I didn’t use tomatoes in my recipe like Rachael did; I wanted a pure cheesy white pizza today. Add a couple halved grape tomatoes if you’d like for some extra color though.

Bake until everything is bubbly and your kitchen smells like garlic bread/pizza shop. Oh man, the flavors and textures in this spinach artichoke white cheese pizza are incredible! I love everything from the garlic-infused crust, the melted mozzarella cheese, the fresh spinach, and melt-in-your-mouth artichokes. Did I mention I love all the cheese?

Spinach Artichoke White Cheese Pizza - this white pizza will remind you of creamy, comforting spinach artichoke dip!

Spinach Artichoke White Cheese Pizza - this white pizza will remind you of creamy, comforting spinach artichoke dip!

This pizza is like spinach artichoke dip in overdrive. I definitely had seconds. If you’re a fan of spin-arty dip, do yourself a favor and make this!

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Spinach Artichoke White Cheese Pizza

Thick style homemade pizza crust topped with garlic, two cheeses, artichokes, and spinach. Like spinach artichoke dip, but better. If that's even possible!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 recipe homemade pizza crust
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves roasted garlic, finely chopped1
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • one 13 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered2
  • 1 and 1/2 cups fresh spinach
  • fresh pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Prepare the pizza dough through step 11, including preheating the oven to 475°F (246°C) as described in step 8.
  2. Mix the olive oil and chopped garlic together in a small dish. After waiting 15 minutes as described in step 11, spread olive oil/garlic mixture on top of crust. Top with 1/4 cup parmesan, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, artichokes, and spinach. Sprinkle the top with remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle more of parmesan, if desired. Season with a little pepper, to taste.
  3. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and the cheese is bubbling. For the last minute, I move the oven rack to the top rack to really brown the edges. That's optional.
  4. Slice pizza and serve immediately. Store leftover pizza covered tightly in the refrigerator and reheat as you prefer.
  5. Make ahead tip: Baked pizza slices may be frozen up to 1 month. Please see homemade pizza crust recipe for how to freeze the pizza dough.

Recipe Notes:

  1. How to roast garlic: slice off the top of a garlic bulb so the cloves are exposed inside. Place, clove side up, in a baking pan or on a baking sheet (I usually use a pie dish) and drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Top it with some fresh ground pepper and sea salt. Cover with aluminum foil and roast at 375°F (190°C) for about 35-40 minutes. The cloves will be very soft inside. You will need 3 cloves for this recipe.
  2. I used one 13 ounce bag of frozen artichokes that I let thaw completely and I drained. You may use canned - just drain and quarter beforehand. Anywhere around 13 ounces is fine. Add more/less - whatever you prefer!

Adapted from Rachael Ray

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Spinach Artichoke White Cheese Pizza - this white pizza will remind you of creamy, comforting spinach artichoke dip!
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80 comments

  1. Oooh this looks AMAZING. I’m going to have to try this sometime. 🙂 Spinach and artichoke is one of my favorite pizza topping combinations!! Oh and in response to your “cadbury cream eggs addiction” that you mentioned earlier in the post, I found a recipe online to make homemade Cadbury cream eggs! I made it for Easter, and they were gone in like 5 minutes!! They are so much better than the original, and they are fairly easy to make, too!! I could send you the link to the recipe if you want 🙂

    • I need to make my own cadbury cream eggs, Jacquie! Then I can have them year round. And even better than the original? I’m totally sold. Shoot me an email sallysbakingaddiction (at) gmail.com with the recipe!! Thanks so much.

  2. What a delicious idea for a pizza! I especially like the garlic and parmesan infused pizza crust…so good. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This pizza looks amazing. Deliciously gooey and garlicky. Love it!

  4. You stop it right now with this pizza. Too much goodness to handle.

  5. I love spinach artichoke dip, this is my dream pizza!

  6. I love this sort of pizza. Not really a fan of red sauces on pizza!

    I have a quick ?. On top of your website there is a ‘recipe’ tab. Until last week one could click on it and there was an option to view all your recipes in a “list” form. Have you taken that option off? I loved referring to it because you would put an asterisk next to the recipes that were your favorites. I always enjoyed seeing the recipes that you love. *I’m sure it got to be a hassle to keep updating that part of the site. Heaven knows how busy your schedule is!!

    All the best!

    • I have decided to remove it because it no longer fit with the design of my website – the visual recipe guide is most beneficial and efficient! Thanks so much. Hope you try this pizza!

  7. All of your pizza recipes look amazing Sally, but this one may be my favorite! I love spinach and artichoke dip and the idea of putting it on top of pizza, perfection! Like you I also keep homemade pizza dough in bulk in my freezer, I just may have to make it this weekend! Pinning for sure!

  8. I had a pizza sort of like this the other day, and it was so delicious! It had a thin, oven-fired crust, white sauce, garlic, artichoke hearts, fontina cheese, and truffle oil. My mouth is watering right now just from typing that, lol.

  9. Sally, I love making pizza at home. In fact, it’s a weekly tradition at our house to use up leftover veggies. The EVOO-garlic combo is so yummy on the crust. I like it even better than traditional pizza sauce. Thanks so much for sharing this one. I’ve rarely used artichokes and can’t wait to surprise my husband with them this week!

  10. No one can blame you. Pizza is addictive. Especially that power rush of having the freedom to make homemade pizza and make it HOWEVER you want–ohhh the possibilities! Like…WOW-spinach artichoke white pizza??! YESYESYESSITYYESSSYESMA’M! YUM-I love it!

  11. Spinach artichoke is one of my biggest weaknesses, if it’s on a restaurant menu, I must have it — I can’t resist! I can’t even imagine how delicious this pizza is!

  12. What a great recipe, love spinach and artichoke combination. I am sure it was amazing. I love making pizza at home so now I will try this too. Will let you know how this turned for me.

  13. Oh my god Sally, that sounds delicious! Do you think I could make a thin-crust pizza if I just divided the recipe in half? I do love the thick, fluffy crust but sometimes I fancy something thinner and crispier …

    • I’m sure you could try, yes. You mean by dividing the dough recipe in half, then half again (so 1 quarter dough per pizza).

  14. Oohh I love this combination! Yum! My sister is in love with artichoke. She’ll definitely like this recipe 😀 However, I still have to get myself to make homemade pizza crust. It’s been on my to-do list since forever ^^; (Should really stop buying the pre-made ones (they’re not even that tasty…)

  15. Spinach and artichoke go together like blueberry and lemon – they were meant to be paired together! I just made a pasta dish with spinach and artichoke and it was a hit, as much as my boys love pizza, this is sure to be a winner! Thanks for another great one!

  16. This looks amazing!! I will definitely be trying this!

  17. Sally this sounds AMAZING!! I had a pizza similar to this at a friend’s house a few weeks ago, and I have been craving it ever since! Your pictures are definitely adding to that craving now. Pinning this and I hope this cheesy, garlicky goodness is in my oven SOON!

  18. Could this be the best pizza ever? I think so! Pinned!

  19. I seriously almost made spinach artichoke pizza the other night, and then realized my spinach had gone bad 🙁 I’m glad I waited though because now I can try your recipe! This looks amazing!! Long live Pizza Fridays!

  20. I swear I’m working my way through your blog. Just when I think I’m done, you post something new! I made this tonight for movie night with friends and we all loved it. My friend is a vegetarian so I knew I wanted to go meatless and there were no complaints from the carnivores. This was also my first time making your crust and it was hands down better than the usual recipe I make. So a winner all the way around. I also served a baked spinach dip which was great for dipping the crust in 🙂 thanks!

    • What a great comment to read – I love that you make so many of my recipes Elizabeth. I love hearing about it, too! Happy this pizza was a big hit.

  21. Gorgeous pizza pie, Sally! This is one of my very favorite pizza varieties as we love cheesy spinach and artichoke dip at our house. Cannot wait to try! Thanks for sharing, girl. Pinning (of course)!

  22. Ooh, you got me craving pizza now! This looks delish! I’m loving this flavor combo. 🙂

  23. This was a big hit with my family. I used a jar of marinated artichokes because that’s what I had on hand…really delicious. Thanks for a great recipe!

  24. it looks delish Sally! I usually make the crust without oil… I wander if it makes it any different. I will have a go 🙂

  25. This was so easy to make and tasted amazing!! I was scared to try working with yeast (this was my first time) but your directions were right on! My family devoured this and can’t wait for me to make it again 🙂

  26. I would love to try this for dinner tomorrow night. Question: Do you bake the dough first or put all the toppings on the raw dough so it all bakes together?

  27. Making this now! For the crust i’m using a garlic Naan I found at Aldi’s, and forgoing the garlic as the crust has a ton!

  28. Made this pizza last night and it was a huge hit. Used a whole bulb of roasted garlic but otherwise followed the recipe. Very straightforward in terms of putting it together but it had a wonderful combination of flavors. Highly recommend.

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