Spinach Artichoke Pizza
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Spinach Artichoke Pizza is a pizza night favorite! Store-bought pizza dough is loaded with a homemade creamy spinach artichoke dip, topped with lots of cheese, and baked until gooey and bubbly. This is the perfect pizza for anyone and it comes together in 30 minutes!
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This Spinach Artichoke Pizza is made with a simple spinach artichoke base so there’s no traditional pizza sauce and it’s extra cheesy. Once you make this pizza, you’ll be making it on a weekly basis because you won’t be able to stop thinking about it!
I love anything that has to do with the combination of spinach and artichokes like my Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash, Spinach Artichoke Pasta Salad, and my Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe. I just can’t get enough of it!
This homemade pizza recipe can’t be any easier, you start off by using store-bought or homemade pizza dough, then you make the cheese base which is like the white pizza sauce. We add lots of cheese to both the base and the top of the pizza so you can imagine how cheesy it is.
Once all the ingredients bake and melt together, a dreamy creamy pizza is made that tastes the like most delicious Spinach Artichoke dip on top of pizza dough!
Pizza dough: you can use store-bought or if you want to make your own pizza dough, this is my easy Homemade Pizza Dough recipe. If you’re looking for a store-bought dough, Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods has the best pizza dough! You can also use premade pizza crust that’s already baked, you just want to be sure you reduce the baking time.
Artichoke hearts: you can use frozen or thawed artichoke hearts. I tend to stay away from the marinated artichoke hearts since it can make the pizza oily with the excess oil in the hearts.
Fresh spinach: fresh baby spinach is best for this pizza recipe. Alternatively, you can use frozen spinach, just make sure it’s completely thawed.
Cheese: I used both mozzarella and parmesan cheese for the best flavors. It’s always best to shred and grate your cheese yourself to make the extra melty and gooey.
Cream cheese: full-fat or reduced-fat can be used. This makes the spinach artichoke base creamy, delicious, and adds a bit of richness. It’s best that your cream cheese is at room temperature so it spreads on the pizza easily.
How To Make Spinach Artichoke Pizza
PREPARE PIZZZA DOUGH: On a floured surface, roll, stretch and shape the pizza dough to a 10-12 inch round, while creating an edge for the crust. Place pizza dough on a pizza stone or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
SAUTE SPINACH: Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to a pan and sauté spinach until cooked and wilted, about 2 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes and then drain.
MAKE SPINACH ARTICHOKE MIXTURE: In a large mixing bowl, combine sautéed spinach, 3/4 cup of artichoke hearts, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until combined.
SPREAD ON DOUGH: Spread an even layer of the artichoke mixture over the pizza dough, leaving about 1 inch for the crust.
ADD CHEESES: Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese, artichoke hearts and 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese.
BAKE! Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges of pizza are golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with parsley, Italian seasoning, and cut into slices, serve, and enjoy! If you want to add some spice, add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
Recipe Tips & Variations
If you want to make this a low-carb pizza, swap the pizza dough crust for a cauliflower pizza crust.
Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature before making the base so it can spread on top of the crust easily.
If you want to you add garlic flavor, add a head of roasted garlic to the cheese spread. Find out how to easily make roasted garlic here. You can also add a chopped garlic clove to the cream cheese mixture.
Make sure to drain the artichoke hearts as much as possible so the excess liquid doesn’t make the base too watery.
If you want your pizza to have an extra crispy crust, bake it for a few minute longer, but be careful not to burn it.
Leftovers & Storage
To-Store: You most likely won’t have any leftovers but if you do pizza is delicious the next day! Place cooled pizza in a ziplock bag or airtight container. Store for up to 3 days. Eat leftovers cold or reheat in the oven at 350 degrees F for a few minutes until warmed.
I don’t recommend microwaving leftovers because it can make the pizza chewy and soggy.
To-Freeze: If you want to make this pizza and freeze it for another time, you definitely can! You can either freeze a whole baked pizza or freeze it unbaked. To freeze a baked pizza, cool completely then wrap it in plastic wrap and then in foil.
To freeze an unbaked pizza, be sure to place parchment paper on the bottom of a pizza dish and flash freeze it for at least 30 minutes or until hardened. Once it’s frozen, wrap tightly with plastic wrap, then in foil.
Thaw pizza before baking and reheating. Store in the freezer for 3 months.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH SPINACH ARTICHOKE PIZZA
You can serve this pizza on it’s own as a main dish, make it into a delicious appetizer, or light lunch. Some of my favorite sides to serve with it:
More Homemade Pizza Recipes
- Vegetarian Pizza
- Heart Shaped Pizza
- Jalapeño Popper Pizza
- Smoked Salmon Pizza
- Cauliflower Crust Pizza
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Spinach and Artichoke Pizzza
- 1 pre-made or homemade pizza dough
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach chopped
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 cup artichoke hearts chopped and divided
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded and divided
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- fresh parsley; for garnish finely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet or pizza stone with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll, stretch and shape the pizza dough to a 10-12 inch round, while creating an edge for the crust. Place pizza dough on a pizza stone or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to a pan and sauté spinach until cooked and wilted, about 2 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes and then drain.
- In a mixing bowl, combine spinach, 3/4 cup of artichoke hearts, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until combined.
- Spread the artichoke mixture evenly over the pizza dough, leaving about 1 inch for the crust.
- Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese, artichoke hearts and 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges of pizza are golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with parsley, cut into slices, serve, and enjoy!
I like spinach artichoke combo, but have never had it on pizza. Will have to try it soon, thank you for the idea.
It’s the best combination! I hope you love it!
This was everything a gourmet pizza should be, and then some! Easily, a new favorite; worthy of a restaurant, indeed!
So happy to hear this, thank you 🙂
So delicious! Great balance of the flavors and loved that there was a “sauce” of sorts with the cream cheese mixture!
Thanks so much!!
I can only imagine the tastiness of this beautiful pizza. I like the idea of using store bought pizza dough!
Store bought pizza dough makes this 100% easier!
We like to have pizza night at home several times a month. I’ll have to try the artichoke hearts on our next pizza.
Pizza night is the best! I hope you enjoy it!