Spinach, Tomato & Artichoke Pizza

We have a new pizza place in town and we love it! They have such a wide variety of toppings to choose from to create your own pizza masterpiece. Plus they have whole wheat crust, which I love. We get the spinach, tomato and artichoke pizza and I wanted to try and re-create that at home to save a little “dough” (sorry I couldn’t help myself with the pun!) It turned out so delicious.

I tried a new method from Annie’s Eats of heating the pizza stone first and making the pizza on parchment then transferring to the stone. Let’s just say I am going to have to try and perfect that method! The pizza did not want to come off of the parchment & I used plenty of cornmeal so it wouldn’t stick but I guess I just loaded it down with toppings and made the pizza too heavy. I eventually got it to the stone but it kind of mangled the pizza. I definitely need some work on that method, haha! Maybe I need to invest in a pizza peel. I encourage you to try this method because I think when done correctly it would yield a nice crust. In the recipe below I will just put the method I normally use of prebaking the crust.

Spinach, Tomato & Artichoke Pizza
Source: Inspired by Lupi’s pizza

1 batch whole wheat pizza dough
1 batch pizza sauce
1 can artichoke hearts, drained & rinsed
1 large tomato, sliced
1 bag 2 % four cheese blend or mozzarella
1 tsp. pizza seasoning

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Sprinkle a little cornmeal on a clean surface and roll out the dough, use your hands to stretch it out. Place on sprayed pizza pan and spread out to desired thinness and size.
Pre-bake dough in oven for 3-4 minutes. Add pizza sauce, cover with spinach, top with cheese. Place tomatoes & artichoke hearts on top, spaced evenly throughout. Sprinkle with pizza seasoning. Bake until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbly, approximately 12 minutes or so.

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  1. By reading her "tips and tricks" thing, it looks a lot like Alton Brown's method, but I thought it really helped to watch his episode on it!! If you can find it, check it out!

  2. mamakrystal says:

    Yum, I'm in love with artichokes right now. It looks great!

  3. Katherine says:

    This looks like a great pizza!

  4. It looks like Annie baked it on the parchment on the pizza stone, so maybe that's why you had a hard time with it? I had never seen that before. I've always had a hard time getting it on and off my pizza peel, so now I'll just bake it on the parchment paper!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for all of your tips! Next time I will just try and leave it on the paper maybe:)

  6. I've found that lightly prebaking the crust really helps…the toppings often get too heavy for the uncooked crust to support. Looks tasty, though!

  7. Colleen says:

    I always have that problem too with the pizza. I heat the stone up in the oven then have no clue how to transfer my "dressed" pizza! I love this recipe – artichokes are great on pizza.