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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84 comments

  1. Yum! I’ve always preferred white pizza over tomato sauce. This looks so good!

  2. This pizza looks incredible, Sally! Love, love spinach artichoke dip. As if the pictures weren’t drool-worthy enough, describing the crust as almost tasting like garlic bread? I’m sold! Definitely keeping this in mind for our next Pizza Friday!

  3. Oh my goodness Sally — I actually just caught my guy peering over my shoulder at your pizza! With all that garlic (his favorite thing ever, after ketchup) and cheese, he’d eat the entire thing by himself. No sharing. Well, except the crusts… They’re his least favorite part, so I always get those. Total win-win situation because I love bread products so much! 🙂 Friday night can’t get here fast enough!!

    • Amy, how could I forget my one true food love? Ketchup! I should change my blog name to Sally’s Ketchup Addiction. I think I’d lose quite a few followers lol. Sounds like you gotta make this for your guy!

  4. I love your pizza recipes!! Been super successful with the wholewheat roasted veggie one and I’m definitely trying this out. Love spinach on pizza!

    • Can you tell I’m just a little obsessed with pizza? Pizza and cookies, two of my favorite things to bake haha. Glad you love the roasted veggie version. Let me know how you like this one, Gayatri!

  5. I absolutely love both artichoke and spinach so this sounds like my kind of pizza – it looks really yummy!

  6. Ah, garlic breath. But so worth it in this case! Thanks for deciding what we’re having for dinner later. Saved me a lot of thinking! 🙂

  7. Okay, this sounds soooo delicious! Your description of the crust tasting like garlic bread is enough, but add all that cheesy goodness on top and I’m SOLD. Love this!

  8. Gosh, I would love this with just the crust and tons of garlic ;)…your roasted garlic looks delicious and beautiful! Roasted garlic and sundried tomatoes are my favorite toppings, with tons of marinara sauce, but this white pizza sounds so good too. I know my family would love it!

    • Oooooh I need to add sun dried tomatoes next time Caley. Brilliant idea. I’m beginning to think we should calibrate OR you should start your own food blog because your ideas are out of this world!

  9. Pizza and Artichoke Dip?! That sentence sounds like it wants to be eaten right now! I LOVE white sauce on pizza – so much better than tomato, and everyone knows homemade pizza is always better! Garlic breath or not, this looks like my Friday night! Pinned

  10. What a great pizza combination, Sally! I absolutely adore spinach artichoke dip, so this pizza sounds like it would be right up my alley! I will definitely be trying this out soon!

  11. This looks amazing! Artichoke dip and pizza? Genius!

  12. Oh my does this look delicious! spinach artichoke dip is one of my favorites! I could have a meal out of that, but on a pizza that just takes it to a whole new level I MUST try this pizza! 🙂

  13. Sally’s PJ addiction works with me! Or peanut butter addicition …
    This dip has always been my favorite (until lactose intolerance) and I lived at the appetizer table, wih my chips and spinach artichoke dip. This needs to be a pizza parlor staple!

  14. Love “Sally’s Pizza Addiction” haha! I am addicted to your pizzas! I’ve made your cheese one and it was amazing. Can’t wait to give this one a try – spinach artichoke is the best! Pinning 🙂

  15. Oh my goodness, you had me sold even before mentioning the garlic-infused crust but now I’m completely on board. This sounds AMAZING! Pinning and finding time to make it ASAP!

  16. Pajama Addiction! ha ha ha! For the past week, the MINUTE I get home (OK, I feed the cats first but…) I take off my work clothes and put on my pajamas! I keep thinking I should sharpen up for my husband but…they are SO COMFORTABLE!!!! And after a day in heels and nylons…all about comfort!

    Your pizzas always look amazing! I have been wanting to try the gorgonzola apple one. Saturday is my splurge day and the day I make pizza. LOVE your cornmeal sprinkled crust too…so crispy. Yum yum yum!!! Using roasted garlic on the crust…you are genius!

    Those leftover candy Blondies are pretty high on my list at the moment too… 🙂

    • Well hoe about you make the blondies and enjoy them after having a couple slices of this pizza OR the gorgonzola apple one?! Sounds like a pretty freakin’ delicious day if you ask me!! Yes to pajamas, all the time.

  17. I would certainly follow Sally’s Pizza Addiction! I just told my husband that this is what he is getting for dinner tonight. Excited!

  18. White pizza is becoming one of my top-favorites (my obsession with garlic doesn’t help) so I’m loving your take on this! Artichoke and spinach really adds such great color (and nutrition)! Can’t wait to try this, Sally! 🙂

  19. ok, stop it. You’re killing me. I absolutely love spinach and artichoke. And oh man, that garlic oil mixture right on the dough – amazing. I want a big, fat piece, stat!

  20. I love how you list all of your addictions. I definitely have my fair share, too, including yoga pants!!! This pizza looks amazing and I love the idea of placing the garlic directly on the crust so it infuses into the bread. UGH. I’m a garlic fiend!

  21. I want to come live with you and your pizza addiction. OMG! I love all your pizzas, I could eat it every. single. day. Love this version SO much, pinned!

  22. Haha I can smell this pizza by reading the post, Sally! Looks like it’s going to be a pizza night! 🙂

  23. Mmm, this looks delicious! My husband would definitely love this pizza!

  24. Spinach and artichoke dip is a favorite around here! Love that you created pizza with the same flavors!

  25. White pizza is my favorite. So are spinach and artichoke. You made all my faves in one dish.

  26. Pizza that will remind me of creamy spinach artichoke dip? Count me in! LOVE this pizza, Sally! And I know my boyfriend would too. He could totally live off pizza. Pinned. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  27. Oh sweet niblets – this pizza sounds irresistible!!
    No need for a blog name change – pizza IS baked after all 😉

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