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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Deep Dish Spinach Artichoke Pizza

Have I got one heck of a good last minute appetizer dish for all your holiday gatherings!  Cut up into bite-sized pieces or slices, this will be sure to be a knock-out hit.

Credit needs to be given to whomever was in a kitchen one day and decided to pair spinach, multiple cheeses and artichokes together.  You see this combo on every restaurant menu, and even those that claim to not like spinach, nor artichokes, usually like the famed dip.

I personally like them both....but I've got to admit, like them even better when in a dip, or slathered on some delicious homemade pizza crust.

We are headed on the road later today once the husband is off work, to the first of many holiday celebrations.  I am thinking I'll be making this, only in dip form, with bread dippers for our Christmas Eve gathering with the husband's side.

So, whoever is reading this and will be there, you are in luck!

You can thank me on Christmas Eve.

Deep Dish Spinach Artichoke Pizza
For the dip spread:
1 pkg. spinach, thawed and drained
8 oz. cream cheese
1 jar marinated artichokes, drained and chopped
1/2 c. parmesan cheese
1/2 c. mayo
1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 large slices provolone cheese
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  If you have a 9×13 pizza stone pan, preheat that as well.  Otherwise a regular 9×13 pan will work too.
Combine all dip ingredients and set aside.  Spread out pizza dough with greased fingers and stretch to fit the pan.  Top with sliced provolone cheese slices.  Then spread on the dip.  Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese if desired.  Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.  Cut into strips and serve immediately.

I'll be taking a little break from today until the 26th, to enjoy the holidays with my family and friends and I hope you do the same!

The rest of my day will be spent controlling the kiddos {who already know we are headed to Grandma and Grandpa's house tonight....should have waited to tell them!}, packing, wrapping a few gifts and loading up the car.

So much is required to travel with a 3 year old and a 21 month old.  And did I mention the two dogs?  It's insane.  Be lucky if you can just hop in the car and go.

Merry Christmas!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Holy moly. We make a spinach artichoke dip similar to this with that Hawaiian bread! It's amazing. I can't even imagine it on a pizza.

  2. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)December 24, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  3. Yum! Can't wait to try this recipe out!! =) Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. I love that you combined spin arti dip, with pizza. Brilliant!! Thanks again for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday. Pinning :)