October 14, 2013

Meatless Monday: Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Pizza

 
I, along with most of America, considers Spinach and Artichoke Dip one of my fave appetizers.
And y'all know I have been on pizza craze lately, so it was only natural for me to combine the two and make a Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Pizza. Bonus: it's perfect for Meatless Monday dinner!
This was a spur of the moment meal so I used basic ingredients I had on hand including Mama Mary's Flatbread Pizza Crusts.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 large pizza crusts, I used Mama Mary's Flatbread
  • 13.75-15 oz can of artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter (or you can use olive oil)
  • 9 oz box frozen chopped spinach
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella or Italian mixed cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt/pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Heat spinach in a saucepan with 1/2 cup water over medium until fully thawed and warmed.
  3. Drain and press out as much water from spinach as possible.
  4. Meanwhile, in a skillet heat butter over medium. 
  5. Once melted add sliced onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  6. Turn heat to medium low and stir in cream cheese, continually stirring until melted.
  7. Add spinach, artichoke hearts, and 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese.
  8. Season with salt and pepper and stir until fully melted.
  9. Brush olive oil on one side of the pizza crust and place on a baking sheet.
  10. Spread the spinach and artichoke mixture on the crust, covering the entire side.
  11. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese.
  12. Bake for 8 minutes, until crispy and warm.
  13. Cut into pieces and enjoy!
I always have Mama Mary's mini and large pizza crusts stocked in my pantry
for easy pizza dinners. I am partial to Thin Crust and Flatbread varieties.

Two other staples of my pantry- spinach (frozen and fresh) and canned artichoke hearts (also delicious in salad and pasta).

Simply melt butter in a skillet and add sliced onion. Once softened add cubed cream cheese and melt.
Then add warmed, drained spinach and drained chopped artichoke hearts.

Stir in 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese and season with salt and pepper. stir over medium low until melted. Then brush a pizza crust with olive oil and top with spinach and artichoke mixture and finally top with shredded Parmesan cheese.

 Bake for 8 minutes at 425 degrees. Then cut into slices and serve!

Oh man, this was tasty. Even the leftovers made my mouth water!
Happy Meatless Monday!

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1 comment:

  1. That's awesome.. I don't think my husband would eat it that often. Cheesy spinach? That's crazy.

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