Spinach-Artichoke Pizza


It’s Thursday already?! I meant to post yesterday but I’ve been in Wisdom tooth Hell. I had an appointment to get one removed next week (my Spring Break) but yesterday it started hurting my lower jaw like crazy so I called and got my appointment moved to tomorrow, which can’t come soon enough.

I was super excited for last weekend’s project: my first home canning adventure. I made a grapefruit marmalade but let it cook too long, so I ended up with a brown, hard mess.

I will get it right next time. Hopefully a candy thermometer will help.

My other project has been going much better. Baby food! I’ve been doing a mix of baby-led weaning (giving her chunks of food) and purees, and she definitely is way more excited about the purees.

So far she’s had carrots, sweet potato, green beans, broccoli, banana, pear, avocado, and parsnip. I love making her food, and I especially love the cute little cubes that are all different colors.

Yesterday was the always delightful check up and shots. She handled the shots like a champ (I think it’s harder for me than for her).

I’m still completely in denial that she’s over six months old.

Since I will be spending tomorrow afternoon recovering from a wisdom tooth extraction, I don’t think I’ll be partaking in pizza friday. But if I could, I would make this pizza for the second weekend in a row. I got the idea from How Sweet It Is but approached it slightly differently because I didn’t want to use ricotta. If you’re a fan of spinach-artichoke dip (and how could you not be), you will love this!

Spinach-Artichoke Pizza

Ingredients

  • dough for 2 10" pizza crusts (I used whole wheat)
  • 1 14-oz can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped raw spinach
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 2/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F with a pizza stone inside.
  2. Mix the cream cheese and mayo until smooth, then add the garlic, spinach, and artichoke hearts and mix well. Add a pinch or two of salt and pepper.
  3. Shape the pizza dough into two 10" rounds on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  4. Spread the spinach-artichoke mixture evenly over each crust, then sprinkle evenly with parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake one at a time on the pizza stone until crust is golden and cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
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8 comments to Spinach-Artichoke Pizza

  • Jen

    this pizza combination sounds fabulous. love your homemade baby foods.

    good luck with the wisdom teeth. i hope your recovery is easy.

  • Good luck with the surgery!

  • Homemade baby food? You ARE the best mom. Good luck with the wisdom teeth!

  • Homemade baby food is the best! You’ll end up with a little munchkin who will eat anything…it’s the best thing you can do for your kiddo. My little guy eats everything you offer and doesn’t reject any vegetable its great! That pizza looks fabulous, we love pizza in this house will have to try it.

  • Jen

    I would love to hear more about cooking babyfood and changing to solid foods. My daughter is 5 months now and is definetly getting interested in solids. She is watching me like a hawk when I eat and grabs forks and plates. I have not decided yet whether to puree her first food or let her grab chunks of them….or both…not sure.

  • Cate

    Jen – Around 5 months our doctor said we could introduce solids if we felt comfortable. We started with banana puree, then a few days later she tried sweet potatoes. From there we’ve introduced new foods every 4-5 days. Most of the time I just take organic vegetables, cut them into chunks, and steam them until their soft. Then I puree them with a little water until they’re smooth (in the food processor) and freeze them in little silicon trays.

    Every couple days I’ll give her whole chunks (tonight it was steamed carrots and raw avocado) just so she can experience something different. Good luck! It’s fun when they start exploring real food :)

  • Billie

    Made this Tonight. Yum!

  • What a great idea for a pizza combo! This would be great as an appetizer pizza, too. Thanks!

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