Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pizza

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Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pizza Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com My all-time favorite pizza!

Remember the Spinach Basil Pesto recipe we posted on Monday? Well, we used that pesto to make the most amazing pizza ever-Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pizza. I am head over heels in love with this pizza. I loved it so much that I told Josh we could have pizza every day for dinner, if it was Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pizza. He said he was game! We both loved this pizza! And guess what? So did our little pea! This pizza was a hit all around!

Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pizza on twopeasandtheirpod.com One of my all-time favorite pizzas!

Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pizza Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

To make the pizza, start with your favorite pizza dough. We love our homemade pizza dough recipe, but if we are short on time we like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods refrigerated pizza doughs. They are great options if you are in a pinch! We used our Nut-Free Spinach Basil Pesto for the pizza sauce. We spread it evenly on the dough. I love the green sauce!

Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pizza Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

Next, we topped the pizza with chopped fresh spinach, artichokes, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.

Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pizza Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com I bet you can't eat just one slice!

We baked the pizza until the cheese was melted and the crust was golden brown.

Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pizza Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com A fresh and simple pizza!

The perfect pie! Josh cut the pizza into slices and we had a family pizza party! Caleb kept asking for more! I am glad my guys loved this veggie pizza as much as I did!

I really can’t express enough love for this Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pizza. It is seriously one of the best pizzas I’ve ever eaten…and I’ve had a lot of pizza in my days. Make it, eat it, love it!

Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pizza Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com This vegetarian pizza is always a crowd pleaser!

Spinach Artichoke Pesto Pizza

Pizza with pesto, spinach, artichokes, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. This pizza is a favorite at our house!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
15 minutes
Servings
1 large pizza

Ingredients

  • 1-16 ounce pizza dough homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup Spinach Basil Pesto or your favorite pesto
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 cup chopped artichoke hearts use jarred or canned and drain them
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Place the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a circle. Carefully move the pizza dough to a pizza pan or pizza stone. Spread the pizza evenly with pesto. Top with spinach, artichokes, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.
  3. Place the pizza in the hot oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until pizza crust is golden and cheese is melted. Remove the pizza from the oven and let the pizza cool for a few minute. Cut into slices and serve.
  4. Note: If we don't have time to make homemade pizza dough we like to use Trader Joe's or Whole Foods refrigerated pizza dough. You can make this pizza gluten-free by using gluten-free pizza dough.

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I’m a huge pizza lover, but not all pizzas meet my taste, especially when they are loaded with cheese and too many ingredients. This is right up my alley, you get carbs but also all the good things from veggies. Mozzarella is a magic touch!

  2. Maria,
    You take such wonderful photos–when are you going to do a behind-the-scenes tutorial? I make pizza every Friday night, but never do I get light like you have. Simply gorgeous.

    The pizza ingredients? I bet the combo is just right–it’s always nice when my kids like my veggie pizzas.

    Thanks!

  3. We make tons of pizza at home because we have a wood burning brick oven in our back yard, but I always add my pesto on after the pizza (or pasta-if making a pesto based dish) cooks because they say the basil will burn. Yours turned out ok I guess though because it looks great!

  4. I’ve got spinach and artichokes on the brain lately after a grilled cheese I made with the two…this pizza sounds like the perfect continuation of that craving!

  5. I am not very savvy when it comes to fresh artichoke. Do you steam it first and then just use the artichoke heart? Sometimes I will steam it and it’s bitter and/or tough. Sigh

  6. This is definitely my kind of pizza! I used to work in a bakery that had an Italian brick pizza oven in it (random addition, I know) and on Fridays we’d make pizzas. And the one I’d always make for myself to take home would be just like this! Pesto, spinach, artichokes, garlic…perfect! Oh that sounds SO good right now!

  7. I know I will love this pizza. I can’t wait to make it. Thanks for sharing. I have homemade pizza dough in the freezer.

  8. This is a refreshing pizza, a nice departure from the meat and cheese kind. Artichokes are only available in upmarket gourmet stores here, so perhaps I may consider substituting with bamboo shoots…

  9. Any pizza with pesto is a pizza for me, but then you went and put artichokes on it and I went all weak in the knees. Artichokes are one of those things I can just never seem to say no to. I love them.

  10. Maria and Josh, one word sums up my thoughts here…delicious!

    What a wonderful idea this pizza is. Instead of making spinach artichoke dip and have to worry about scooping it up, we have it all in pizza form.

    This is so quick and easy to make too!

    Not only will I be trying this in the next day or two but I have a feeling that it will be making it to the table on a regular basis.

    I am all for every day being pizza day so please feel free to share more ideas. What other dips would make for great pizzas?

  11. This is seriously the best pizza I ever made. The pesto sauce is OUTSTANDING as well. This I will make over and over!

  12. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is so delicious! I was looking for a “gourmet” type pizza to serve for guests along with the “traditional” kind and this was exactly what I needed! Admittedly, this was a bit of a “stretch” for me–I’ve never ventured this far off of the traditional route for pizza. I also made your Spinach Basil Pesto which was totally amazing! Even my husband who completely shrivles up at the sight of anything green tried this pizza and had seconds! (Believe me, for my husband to have seconds on something green is totally unheard of!) Thanks again!

  13. This looks great – I love the great look of the green sauce too. I love pesto but I have never used it on a pizza before. Next time we have pizza (probably very soon) I am going to give this a try – thanks for sharing a great idea!

  14. I made this the same day as coming across it on your Facebook. My husband and I are in love with this pizza. It outdoes all of our normal tomato sauced veggie pizzas!

  15. That crust looks absolutely heavenly and perfect! Do you mind sharing what you bake it on? We currently have a pizza stone, but the center of the crust never seems to get crispy!

  16. love all of your recipes (first time commenting!); would you rinse the artichokes or just drain them? probably a stupid question sorry!

  17. Amazing!! My husband and I loved it. I’m very new to cooking and loved how simple this recipe was. we used the extra pesto for an avocado chip dip which we took to a family gathering, everyone loved it and wanted the recipe.
    Thanks!

  18. Yay! This was a hit with my 10, 8, and 6 year olds ! Such a great alternative the our typical red sauce pizza – we were trying to branch out and it worked. Thank you, thank you!

  19. I made the pesto, which I love. The pizza recipe was great and will be a regular go to! Kids wouldn’t eat it, but both parents gave it two thumbs up.

  20. We don’t make our own pizza dough but this is a fast weeknight meal we love! Have made several times. Keep the pesto in the freezer ready when needed and meal comes together very easily! This week we had the pizza with tomato soup and it was fantastic.

  21. Let me start by saying your site is just amazing! I recently went vegetarian and I’ve been making a few recipes each week from your 31 days of meatless recipes and I have yet to try one I haven’t absolutely loved! The Greek tortellini salad, sweet potato salad, quinoa vegetable soup…they are all to die for! I made this pizza tonight and had to keep telling myself that NO, I do NOT need another piece! It was absolutely delicious! You are making my transition to vegetarian so easy and for that, I genuinely thank you!

  22. Made this tonight for guests on individual pieces of naan bread from Costco! Added bacon and sliced cherry tomatoes and let everyone make their own. It was delicious! I would definitely make it again. Thank you from Montana


  23. I made the pizza dough (had never done pizza dough or yeast before), I made the pesto and the whole thing was delicious. The family loved it so it will certainly be a recipe that will be repeated many times. Thanks for another great recipe!

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