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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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.

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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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92 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 🙂

    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. Hi, Jacquie,

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

      Thanks!

      Dawn

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

  3. 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!

    1. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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 …

    1. 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).

  11. 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…)

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

    1. 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.

  16. 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)!

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

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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 🙂

  21. 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?

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. I made this tonight and it was beyond FANTASTIC!!!!! This is a keeper, and actually it looked so great I’m sure I’ll make it for guests someday. THANKS!!!!

  25. I feel like jumping out of joy after seeing this recipe. Can’t wait to taste the Pizza as you had added my favorite ingredients 🙂 Loving it.

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