Spinach Artichoke Chicken Pizza

Calling all of you spinach artichoke dip lovers!

Allow me to introduce you to one of my new favorites — Spinach Artichoke & Chicken Pizza!  Actually, the chicken is optional, but the spinach and artichokes are a must.  This one turned out to be fantastic!

I decided to go a little “lighter” with this recipe and went with a simple garlicky olive oil sauce.  (Although if you really want a creamy pizza, this would be yummy with some alfredo sauce!)  Then layered on lots of fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, chicken, and Mozzarella.  And then my favorite part — sprinkled the entire pizza once it was cooked with lots of Parmesan and pine nuts.  Mmmm.

Definitely a quick and easy dinner idea that’s full of flavor.  And even though summer veggie season finally came to a close, I love that this pizza is still packed with the fresh spinach and jarred artichokes that are easy to find year-round.  I’m all for “green” anytime I can find it in the winter!

So if you end up making some spin dip for a party or for watching the game, be sure to pick up an extra jar of artichokes and you can stretch your other ingredients into a pizza too.  Or vice versa.  Or, just make the pizza!!  :)

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Pizza

The classic spinach artichoke combination meets...pizza!

Ingredients:

1 medium unbaked pizza crust, homemade or storebought
3 Tbsp. olive oil
half of a medium white onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups fresh baby spinach, loosely-packed
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 (14-ounce) jar artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
1-2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
(optional: additional 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Brush or mist unbaked pizza crust with about 2 Tbsp. olive oil until evenly coated.

In a saute pan, heat the remaining 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the diced onion and saute for 4-5 minutes until translucent, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and spread the onion-garlic mixture evenly over the pizza crust, leaving a 1-inch border.

Then layer on the spinach, artichokes and chicken in an even layer, and sprinkle afterwards with the Mozzarella cheese.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and slightly golden around the edges. Remove and immediately top with the Parmesan, pine nuts and additional spinach if desired. Serve immediately.

For a creamier pizza, feel free to use alfredo sauce in place of the brushed olive oil.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

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  1. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and Health — November 13, 2012 @ 8:12 am (#)

    i love artichoke dip and now making them into pizza is a great idea. and i love how there is no need to make sauce for it. will have to try this out soon :)

  2. Cassie | Bake Your Day — November 13, 2012 @ 8:14 am (#)

    I must confess that I don’t love artichokes but could definitely get on board for this pizza. It looks fabulous!

  3. Kathryn — November 13, 2012 @ 8:18 am (#)

    I love how vibrant this pizza looks and the fact that it’s not too heavy. Delicious!

  4. kelley {mountain mama cooks} — November 13, 2012 @ 8:43 am (#)

    My favorite dip on on one of my favorite foods, pizza! Love it! :)

  5. Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — November 13, 2012 @ 8:47 am (#)

    I love spinach artichoke dip so I know I would love this pizza! Yum!

  6. Ashley - Baker by Nature — November 13, 2012 @ 11:44 am (#)

    Whoa, Ali! This pizza looks insanely delish!

  7. Bree — November 13, 2012 @ 11:50 am (#)

    Oh my goodness this looks amazing! Must try since I am the hugest pizza fan and love spinach artichoke dip too. I have been dreaming up a spinach artichoke panini :)

  8. summer — November 13, 2012 @ 12:56 pm (#)

    yum. yum. yummmmmm! ;)

    xo
    summer

  9. little kitchie — November 13, 2012 @ 12:57 pm (#)

    love that you posted this, because i am making pizza tonight but hadn’t decided just what kind! i love the idea of a lighter sauce – i think it allows the spinach/artichoke flavors to shine! awesome recipe!

  10. Kitchen Mommy — November 13, 2012 @ 1:38 pm (#)

    Looks absolutely delicious! I have a pizza crust in the freezer just waiting to be used…

  11. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 13, 2012 @ 5:56 pm (#)

    I’m a huge spinach and artichoke fan so you know this pizza is SCREAMING my name :)

  12. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — November 13, 2012 @ 7:58 pm (#)

    I love spinach and artichoke dip, yum!

  13. sally @ sallys baking addiction — November 13, 2012 @ 9:11 pm (#)

    i want to eat this entire pizza. i’m not lying. i probably could!!!! all of my favorites. and it’s so gorgeous!

  14. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — November 14, 2012 @ 1:18 pm (#)

    What a great idea for a pizza! My family would devour this in no time!

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