Spinach Artichoke White Cheese Pizza

This spinach artichoke white cheese pizza will be your new favorite pizza recipe. Start with my homemade pizza crust, a personal and reader favorite recipe, then top with roasted garlic, extra cheese, spinach, and artichokes. This white pizza and garlic-infused crust tastes like creamy spinach artichoke dip!

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

Every couple of weeks, I’m inspired to try a new homemade pizza recipe on Friday nights. Extra cheesy pizzaBBQ chicken pizza, Hawaiian pizza, chicken pesto pizza, you name it. Friday pizza is a tradition in our household and it’s been totally upgraded with this absolutely AWESOME spinach artichoke dip inspired pizza.

Put this spinach artichoke white cheese pizza recipe in your weekly rotation because everyone will demand you make it on repeat. Seriously.

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

Homemade Pizza Dough

Let’s talk homemade pizza crust. I freeze pizza dough ahead of time so it’s ready for pizza night each week. There’s a reason why I keep going back to this easy pizza dough recipe:

  • The recipe is perfect for bread beginners
  • Only 6 ingredients required
  • Most of the time is hands-off
  • Crisp edges & fluffy interior
  • So, so flavorful.

Homemade pizza crust might sound difficult to you. Why waste the time when you can buy frozen? But trust me, homemade crust is nothing like store-bought or delivery because you can taste the freshness. I always use Red Star Platinum in my pizza dough for best results. The Platinum line is fantastic; its careful formula strengthens your dough and makes making working with yeast simple.

Homemade Pizza Dough Video Tutorial

Here is a video tutorial for the homemade pizza crust.

This homemade pizza dough freezes well and thaws easily. It’s a thick-style crust recipe that puffs up beautifully when baked.

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Spinach Artichoke White Cheese Pizza Toppings

There’s no pizza sauce on today’s pizza. Instead, here’s what you need:

  1. Olive Oil: A brush of olive oil prevents the crust from tasting soggy.
  2. Roasted Garlic: Roasted garlic is the base of this pizza. Don’t use regular garlic because you’ll miss out on so much flavor! More on roasted garlic below.
  3. Lots of Cheese: Use both mozzarella and parmesan cheese for best flavor.
  4. Artichokes: Use frozen (thawed) or canned artichokes. They bake down and melt in your mouth!
  5. Spinach: Fresh spinach is best for this white pizza recipe.

The olive oil and roasted garlic bake down into the crust, making it almost taste like garlic bread. You’ll never want to make another pizza variety again!

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

How to Roast Garlic

Let’s learn how to roast garlic. Roasting garlic is so very simple; it’s a basic technique that will change the flavor of everything it touches. Roasting garlic caramelizes the cloves, which brings elevated flavor and aroma compared to

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Using a sharp knife, slice off the top of the garlic heads to expose the cloves inside. Grab a round or square pan and pour 2 Tablespoons of olive oil inside. Swirl it around the bottom of the pan to coat evenly. Place garlic heads inside, exposed side up.
  3. Sprinkle the garlic heads with a little salt and pepper. Drizzle 1 more Tablespoon of olive oil on top. A coating of oil prevents the garlic from burning. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and roast in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  4. Your house will smell amazing! Remove from the oven. To remove the roasted cloves,  grab the bottom of the garlic head and gently squeeze until the cloves pop out. The cloves will be soft and ready to chop up for your recipe.

Roasted garlic is soft and toasted and tastes remarkable on white pizza, breadsticks, and so much more. You can even use roasted garlic as a dip or spread for breads and crackers. Mix with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. It’s fantastic!

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 spinach artichoke white cheese pizza is definitely a “seconds” meal… you won’t be satisfied with only 1 slice! Should any pizza survive until the next day (it won’t), it keeps wonderfully as leftovers and is awesome right out of the fridge.

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Spinach Artichoke White Cheese Pizza

  • Author: Sally
  • Yield: 1 12-inch pizza
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

My pizza dough recipe makes enough for two 12-inch pizzas. Toppings listed are enough for one 12-inch pizza. Freeze the rest of the pizza dough for another time.


Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Prepare pizza dough through step 5, including preheating the oven to 475°F (246°C). Cover the shaped dough lightly with plastic wrap and allow it to rest as the oven preheats.
  2. To prevent the pizza toppings from making your pizza crust soggy, brush the shaped dough lightly with olive oil. Using your fingers, push dents into the surface of the dough to prevent bubbling. Top the dough evenly with chopped roasted garlic, then add parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, artichokes, and spinach on top. Finish with an extra sprinkle of parmesan cheese on top, if desired.
  3. Bake pizza for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with fresh ground pepper, if desired. Slice hot pizza and serve immediately.
  4. Cover leftover pizza tightly and store in the refrigerator. Reheat as you prefer. Baked pizza slices can be frozen up to 3 months. See pizza crust recipe for instructions on freezing the pizza dough.

Notes

  1. Feel free to use my whole wheat pizza crust recipe instead. Halve the recipe to make only 1 pizza crust.
  2. 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 and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Top 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 need 3 cloves for this recipe.
  3. Artichokes: I used one 13 ounce bag of frozen artichokes that I let thaw completely and I drained. You can use canned artichokes instead– drain and quarter beforehand. Anywhere around 13 ounces is fine. Add more/less depending on your taste preference.

Keywords: pizza

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

  1. 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!

  2. 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!!

    1. 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!

  3. 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!

    1. 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!

  4. 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! 🙂

  5. 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!

    1. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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… 🙂

    1. 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.

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

  10. 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! 🙂

  11. 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!

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

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