Creamy Spinach Artichoke Pizza
This creamy spinach and artichoke pizza is perfect with the spinach, artichokes, chicken and creamy herb mixture. YUM!
I love me some spinach artichoke dip. So why not on pizza?
This is a winning combination. Winning, I tell you. Summer-deep in hot temperatures, we are grilling our Saturday night pizza these days (see a how-to on grilling pizza here) but this pizza could easily be made the traditional way, also.
It’s all about the flavor combination, and the spinach, artichokes, chicken and creamy herb mixture is perfect, especially topped with the delicious Asiago cheese.
I didn’t even think about wasting this pizza on my kids. They dug into their classic pepperoni while Brian and I oohed and aahed our way through this one.
What To Serve With This:
Divine Breadsticks or Cheesy Garlic Bread
Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad or a simple green salad
Fresh, seasonal fruit
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Creamy Spinach Artichoke Pizza
- 1 ½ cups shredded Asiago cheese
- 1 ½ cups diced cooked chicken
- 1 (5.2-ounce) package Garlic and Fine Herbs Boursin cheese
- ¼ cup minced red onion
- ½ cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts
- ½ cup chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pizza dough
- In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, Boursin, onion, artichokes, spinach, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
- Preheat a grill or baking stone in an oven (see this post for grilling pizza and this post for oven baking). Roll out the pizza dough for one large 12-inch pizza or two smaller pizzas. Using the method for grilling or baking, prepare the dough accordingly (on a baking sheet or parchment paper) and pre-bake one side, if needed for grilling. Spread the filling over the pizza (it’s ok if it is chunky in places – this makes more of a rustic-type pizza) and top with the shredded Asiago cheese. Bake or grill until the pizza is browned and the filling is hot. Serve immediately.
Recipe Source: adapted from a calzone recipe from Cuisine At Home, August 2012
25 Comments on “Creamy Spinach Artichoke Pizza”
So I can’t wait to make this. Have EVERYTHING, so it’ll be made very soon! ‘Hungry eyes’ song refrain playing in my head here!
Have a tip for DIY faux Boursin which will knock you over in its simplicity. You’ll need a power mixer or food processor, however.
1 lg. pkg. cream cheese
1/2 stick butter
2 garlic cloves (or more, if desired) put through garlic press or finely minced PLUS:
1/8-1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. crushed dill
1/4 t. Italian seasoning
1/8 tsp. black or white pepper
Beat all together thoroughly with a food processor or mixer until whipped up & fluffy. Taste, adjust seasonings, cover and chill.
For a softer spread for a dip, add enough plain yogurt, milk or cream by the tablespoon to make it the consistency you desire.
I usually double the garlic & add 1/2 t. onion powder too. We like aromatics around here.
(Can substitute 1/4 t. Each of basil & marjoram for Italian seasonings.)
I’ve never heard of Boursin cheese. Any tips on where to find it? Could I use Laughing Cow instead? From the pictures I found online, it looks similar
It’s usually in the specialty cheese section at most grocery stores (and Costco carries it in their cheese section). Laughing cow is much creamier and has a different texture, but it might be worth a try for a sub.
Could you use fresh spinach? What would be the equivalent?
Chelsea – I suppose you could but you’d have to experiment since I haven’t tried it.
I made this for dinner last night and it was delish! I loved the idea of using the boursin cheese. I think I may try a a bunch of other vegetables to this mixture instead of the chicken some time–zucchini, peppers, mushrooms, etc.–for a a yummy vegetarian pizza. It kind of reminded me of some of the gourmet pizzas from Papa Murphy’s Pizza. Thank you for another great recipe.
Um yum! Spinach artichoke dip, pizza, anything is one of my favorites!
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I love spinach artichoke dip on pizza! I made a tart in the past with roasted zucchinis on it as well; delicious! My pictures of it are not spectacular but you get the idea here: http://savourthesensesblog.com/zucchini-spinach-artichoke-tart/
Where might one find: “1 package Garlic and Fine Herbs Boursin cheese (5.2 ounce)”. Can’t say I remember seeing that at my Wal-Mart. And, if I cannot find said cheese–what would you recommend I replace it with? Thanks, Megan
A spinach and artichoke pizza sounds really good!
What a brilliant idea to put the spinach artichoke combination on pizza! I love spinach artichoke dip, I must try this!
I loved your float/slushie idea on your guest post. But we are not root beer fans. Do you think another type of soda would work?
Applebee’s used to have a veggie patch pizza that was pretty close to this, just on a tortilla. YUM! Got to try this!
This reminds me of a pizza that my favourite pizzeria in Montreal makes! They call it the spinach florentine.
I’ll have to try this to see if its as good 🙂
The minute I laid eyes on this recipe I knew I would have to make it tonight!! Wow!! Super Delicious!!!
This looks so good. My boys love spinach and artichoke dip, so I wonder how they would like this type of cake.
Oh. my. goodness.
Why had this never occurred to me before? It’s so NATURAL and PERFECT and needless to say, I shall be making this as soon as possible.
Thanks for sharing.
Looks like a winner–bookmarking!
I have always wanted to try this actually! Now, I don’t have any excuses. Thanks 🙂
Oh my gosh…this pizza looks crazy delicious, Mel! I love Boursin cheese, and I add that to my spinach and artichoke dip. It’s brilliant to turn the dip into a pizza topping! I love that you are grilling your pizzas in this heat, too!
I was craving a chicken artichoke spinach pizza last night but no one else would eat one with me.
Oh, this sounds sooo good! My current favorite pizza is a caramelized onion, spinach, bacon pizza, but this looks like one to rival it!
Yum! Saw that you are on eighteen 25 today!!! That is great! I love that site!