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.

Baking with Yeast Guide

Reference this Baking with Yeast Guide whenever you work with baker’s yeast. I include practical answers to all of your common yeast questions.

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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sliced spinach artichoke pizza on a pizza pan

Spinach Artichoke White Cheese Pizza

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • 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.
  4. Reference my Baking with Yeast Guide for answers to common yeast FAQs.

Keywords: pizza

Spinach Artichoke White Cheese Pizza - this white pizza will remind you of creamy, comforting spinach artichoke dip!
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  1. Lauren @ Jesus and a Side of Peanut Butter says:

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

  2. Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says:

    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!

    1. Sounds good, Alyssa. Let me know how you like it!

  3. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking says:

    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!

  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!

    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!

      1. Haha, best obsessions to have if you ask me! I’ll keep you posted 🙂

  5. Helen @ the crispy crouton says:

    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! 🙂

    1. Haha, happy to help! Let me know how you like it.

  7. Marie @ Little Kitchie says:

    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!

    1. I had a feeling you’d like this Marie! Hope you try it sometime.

  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!

    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!

  9. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says:

    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. Oh yum! Pizza that tastes like spinach artichoke dip? And topped with sweet roasted garlic? That sounds amazing!

  11. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    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!

  12. Chloe @ foodlikecake says:

    This looks amazing! Artichoke dip and pizza? Genius!

  13. Shelby S http://bellabakes.net says:

    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! 🙂

  14. Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life says:

    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!

  15. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says:

    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 🙂

    1. Oh you’re going to love this one even more Chelsea!

  16. 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!

    1. Yeah!! Hope you love it Erin. I know you will. Let me know how it goes!

  17. 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.

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

    1. Enjoy!!

  19. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says:

    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!

    1. Yoga pants! Yes. I’m wearing them now.

  21. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    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! 🙂

    1. Yes… haha this pizza’s smell is very pungent!

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

  24. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says:

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

  25. Sally I love spinach artichoke too and what better way to eat it! My two favs together 🙂 Thanks for sharing an awesome recipe!

  26. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg says:

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

  27. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    I want this all day, every day.

  28. Julie @ This Gal Cooks says:

    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. 🙂

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

  30. 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 🙂

    1. 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. Dawn M Hamilton says:

      Hi, Jacquie,

      Would you be willing to share the Cadbury cream eggs recipe? I’d love to try it.

      Thanks!

      Dawn

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