This pizza, with its bites of creamy garlic-herb sauce, layered with artichokes, fresh spinach, and pockets of sun-dried tomato pesto all under a blanket of gooey, melty cheese, is most definitely as delicious as it is basic, and it’s on repeat right now in my house.
As if the flavors weren’t enough to convince you, almost any person under any amount of stress and time-crunch is going to be able to make this, no prob. Bless you, SOS recipes. There are no cutting boards required, no dough making, no need for any dishes, really.
You open a pre-made crust, you layer things on it, and you put it in the oven.
Then pour a drink, because OOF LIFE RIGHT NOW. Cut into that molten cheesy pizza. Sink your teeth in (careful, it’s hot) and keep your fingers crossed you get one of those unicorn bites that has a little bit of everything in it: artichoke meets spinach meets the sun dried tomato element all perfectly creamified between that sauce and cheese.
It’s like the closest “homemade” thing you’ll get to takeout pizza, except maybe even easier because you don’t have to wait as long for it.
Just a Few Ingredient Favorites Needed For This Pizza
Our short and sweet ingredient list:
pizza crust (pre-made I said PRE-MADE)
garlic herb spreadable cheese – (I like – okay fine love – Alouette)
a can of artichokes
a handful of spinach
sun-dried tomatoes, or sun-dried tomato pesto, or a can of diced tomatoes, whatever works
Delicious, cheesy, veg-friendly, and I’m telling you, those bites with the creamy garlic herb sauce pockets. Mmmm yes. SOS cooking at its finest.
This Is a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Pizza
The type of crust you use here is obviously totally up to you – I like a pre-baked crust so it’s easy to a) keep in the pantry, and b) just layer it all on and bake it without needing to roll it out or anything.
That being said, some grocery stores or even pizza restaurants (!) sell pre-made balls of unbaked pizza dough, so you could do the rolling and tossing all on your own and make yourself feel just a teeny bit superior to all of us pre-baked crust folks out there.
Also: the artichokes! I buy canned artichokes and I really enjoy them. I know some people prefer frozen but I have actually never tried frozen ones, so I just default to my pantry-friendly can of artichokes for this recipe.
And one more thing: if you can’t find garlic herb spreadable cheese like Alouette or Boursin, try garlic herb goat cheese or garlic herb cream cheese. Anything that has some good flavor already locked and loaded while also being very thick-creamy-delicious is going to get the job done for you.
Pre-baked crust or toss-it-yourself. Canned artichokes or frozen. Garlic herb goat cheese or straight up Alouette. Either way! It’s all flexible and forgiving. We’re each on our own journey.
Because really, what won’t ever let you down is the combination of creamy garlic herb cheese, artichokes, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and melted mozzarella cheese.
Spinach and Artichoke Pizza: FAQs
I’ve never purchased canned artichokes before. Anything special I need to do before putting them on the pizza?
Just drain a bit of the liquid they’re packed in. The artichokes can be a bit chunky too, so sometimes I find it helpful to pull the stems off and/or fan the leaves apart a bit.
What aisle would I find the pre-made pizza crusts in at the grocery store?
Pre-made crusts can usually be found next to the pizza sauce or even down the bread aisle. We used Boboli, which was great – it’s a little thicker. ALDI has some good pre-made crust options, too.
Does this pizza keep well as leftovers?
Whoa, wait! You have leftovers of this glorious meal?! If you have an extra slice or two, leftovers will work – the crust just won’t be as crispy.
Could this pizza work with a tomato-based sauce instead of the garlic herb cheese spread?
Yes! I tried this with the sun-dried tomato pesto as the sauce and…just…very good!
This really is the absolute easiest Spinach and Artichoke Pizza! Garlicky spreadable cheese, canned artichokes, fresh spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and mozzarella – all on a pre-made pizza crust. Oof, it’s good!
one 12-inch pre-made pizza crust
3 ouncesgarlic herb spreadable cheese (I used half of a package of Alouette)
a few jarred or canned artichokes (I used a jar of grilled marinated artichokes)
a handful of fresh baby spinach
a handful of shredded mozzarella cheese
some jarred sun-dried tomatoes, sun-dried tomato pesto, or similar
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Layer your crust with the spreadable cheese. Add some artichokes, spinach, a few sun-dried tomatoes or small dollops of sun-dried tomato pesto. Top with cheese.
Bake for 10 minutes. Broil for the last 3-4 minutes to get it really nice and browned. Top with Parmesan if you are into that kinda thing. Boom! So good.
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
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