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Tonight's Dinner: Spinach and artichoke dip pizza recipe

Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. ...

Pizza inspired by a popular appetizer

If you absolutely love hot spinach and artichoke dip as an appetizer when you're dining out, you are going to love this pizza even more. Made on a crispy crust and topped with gooey cheese, wilted spinach and artichoke hearts, each bite tastes just like your favorite dip.

Spinach and artichoke dip pizza recipe

This pizza is the perfect pie if you are craving something a little different. The gooey ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses blended with the wilted spinach make the absolute perfect topping, while the artichokes and tomatoes finish it off with a tart flavor and unique texture. Forget the dip at your next party, make this pizza instead! Cleanup is a bit easier, too!

Spinach and artichoke dip pizza

Serves about 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12 inch) whole wheat pizza crust
  • 1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1 (6 ounce) package frozen spinach, cooked and separated
  • 6 artichoke hearts, drained fully and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Liberal dashes salt and pepper
  • 3/4 (12 ounce) can Italian seasoned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesean cheese
  • Liberal dashes crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Spread olive oil over crust. Mix ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses together in a medium size bowl. Add spinach, salt and pepper and red pepper flakes to the cheese. Mix well. Using a spoon or spatula, spread cheese mixture over crust and cover evenly.
  3. Add artichoke hearts, tomatoes, garlic and more red pepper flakes and salt and pepper.
  4. Bake pizza for about 10 to 12 minutes on a pizza plate, or until crust is browned and cheese is melted.

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