Looking for something a little different than your typical cheese pizza? Look no further. This is basically a scratch made spinach and artichoke dip used as a sauce for your next pizza.
Whip this up, spread it on a par-baked crust, top with some more cheese and chicken, and amaze your family or guests by your inventiveness. The dip will finish cooking along with the rest of the pizza ingredients, and be a perfect, flavorful, bubbly mess of deliciousness when you pull it out of the oven.
Drain and chop up some artichoke hearts. I use the canned kind, in water, and chop off the ends so I can just use the tender leaves.
Next add in the rest of the ingredients, besides the cheese. Stir continuously over low heat until all are incorporated and the mixture is thickened.
Stir in the parmesan cheese and dump the whole mixture into a large bowl or dish.
Spread this mixture over your partially cooked pizza crust and top with your favorite toppings. I would personally pick some mozzarella and provolone and some baked chopped chicken to top it with. You pick your favorites. The possibilities are endless! Freeze the rest for the next time you want pizza, or save it for the next day and bake it on it’s own for a delicious dip!
Spinach Artichoke Pizza Sauce
Creamy & delicious spinach and artichoke pizza sauce. Delightfully different than your usual recipe!
• 4 TBSP butter
• 1.5 TBSP garlic, chopped
• 3 TBSP flour
• 8 oz heavy whipping cream
• 3 oz cream cheese
• ⅓ cup sour cream
• 1 10oz package frozen spinach, thoroughly drained
• 1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
• 8 oz shredded parmesan cheese
• salt to taste
- Drain and chop the artichoke hearts and set aside. Thaw and thoroughly drain all water from the package of spinach. Set aside.
- Melt butter in a small saucepan on medium-low heat and add garlic. Cook for 1 minute and add flour. Stir well until all of the lumps are gone. Add the heavy cream and stir until combined.
- Add the remaining ingredients except for the parmesan cheese. Cook over low to medium-low heat until the mixture is thickened. Stir in cheese and dump into an oven-safe baking dish. Bake at 400 for approximately 20 minutes or until the top is just starting to get golden brown.