Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pizza Recipe

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pizza Recipe

For years I used to make a hot spinach and artichoke dip and served it in a bread bowl.  We would inhale it at parties and people would beg for it at my Super Bowl Party.  It’s been some time since I made it last and to eat it now it would need to be gluten and dairy free.   For some reason I decided it would be best served as a pizza instead of a dip.  Scott thought I was crazy, Brad scrunched up his nose and the dog sat and listened attentively.  Good dog.

So tonight I finally made this creation.  Brad wanted no part of it which was just as well.  He had a plain Pulled Pork Pizza, no sauce or cheese.  But Scott and I dined on an amazing creamy delicious and very filling Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pizza.  Yes, it was gluten and dairy free but you can make it however you want.

This will most likely make an appearance at my Super Bowl Party.  I use the dip recipe to make 2 pizzas with a thinner topping on a rectangle pizza and cut into squares.  One can’t be worrying about if your food will fall apart when you’re watching the big game.  Around here it’s pick it up and stuff it in and don’t miss a play!

Now if the whole thing on a pizza causes you frown wrinkles, you can just keep this a dip!

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:

1 box frozen chopped spinach

1/2 red onion diced

3-4 cloves of garlic diced

1/2 can of artichoke hearts, rough chopped

1 large roasted red pepper, diced

1 tsp thyme

4 oz cream cheese – I used Tofutti made from soy

2-4 TBS sour cream- I used Tofutti made from soy

1 cup white wine 1/2 cup chicken stock- can substitute vegetable stock

2 tsp arrowroot

Celtic Sea Salt Course

ground black pepper

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Butter – I use Earth Balance Buttery Spread Soy Free

Pizza Crust- I use Chébé All Purpose Mix (found at grocery store & in my shop)

Red pepper flakes- optional topping

Directions:

First thing to do is thaw your box of spinach and then get every last drop of liquid out.  To do this I put it into a kitchen towel and squeeze it until no more liquid comes out.  The towel really helps with the torque of twisting.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pizza Recipe Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pizza Recipe

Heat the oil and butter on medium high until the oil ripples.  Add in the onions and cook until they start to become tender.  Add in half of your garlic and cook for another minute. Now add in your red pepper and thyme to heat for one more minute.  Pour in the wine and stock.  Reduce to 1/2 to 1/3.  

Now add in your artichoke hearts and heat through.  Add in your spinach and combine.  At this point you can either sprinkle with the arrowroot or create an arrowroot slurry. Turn off the heat and add in the cream cheese and sour cream.  Combine well.  Add salt and pepper and taste.   Adjust to your liking.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pizza Recipe Mix together your pizza dough and roll is out.  I like to use cornmeal to keep it from sticking to my rolling pin and pan.  As far as pizza dough mix goes I can’t tell you about very many of them.  I cannot eat rice and so many use rice flour that I’ve not tried them.  I can however tell you about Chébé.  I love it.  It mixes together fast and easy.  I’ve used it to make calzones, Stromboli, bread sticks, and countless types of pizza.  It’s next performance will be buns for my sliders.  Have the cute little cutter and all.  Back to pizza!  For this pizza I used the All-Purpose Mix because it’s free of spices.

To really make this pizza pop I made a garlic paste to coat the edges or crust part your hold.  Let me say this took my Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pizza from good to amazing.  Don’t skip this step.  If you’re afraid to make a garlic paste don’t be.  You really can’t mess it up.  But let’s say you’re out of fresh garlic by all means use minced or granulated garlic.  Don’t skip this step!

To do this take your chopped garlic and add a generous pinch of salt to cover.  Take the side of your chef knife and place it at an angle on the mix.  Pull it towards you and press the garlic into the board.  Also use  a circular motion while pressing.  You are trying to flatten it with your knife.  Keep pushing the mix back together into a pile and then spreading it out with your knife.  This is how you break down the garlic and create a paste.

With your dough rolled out, brush the edges with olive oil.  Now distribute the garlic paste around the edges.  Add your spinach and artichoke dip into the center of the pie and bring it out to the crust that you’ve created with the garlic but don’t cover it.  Bake according to the dough directions. (mine took 25 minutes)  I like to eat my slices with a generous sprinkle of red pepper flakes.  This is a very filling pizza that is piled high with the dip.

Notes:  To make this dip go a little further it really is enough for 2 pizzas with a thinner layer of dip.  I would definitely do that if I was serving it at a party.  Make a large rectangle pizza and cut it up into squares.

If you eat dairy feel free to mix in a 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese to the dip.  You can also used regular cream cheese and sour cream.

To keep this vegetarian and vegan, use vegetable stock instead of chicken.

For a twist you can add in crab to your dip before spreading on the pizza.

If you’re looking for gluten free casseroles, check out the Gluten Free Homemaker.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pizza Recipe

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18 Responses to Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pizza Recipe

  1. Kim February 3, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    Oh, Diane, wow!!! Spin Dip was one of my favs before going GF. I can only imagine how good this is on pizza!!! This is one way to have a pizza all to myself, too! HAHA!! No one else in my family will eat spinach!

    Thank you!

  2. Heather February 3, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    Oh my goodness, does this look good! I love to make spinach artichoke dip, and have even added chicken to it for a casserole dish. But, I've never thought about putting it on pizza. Love it!

  3. Fire-Eyes Roth February 3, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    This looks most excellent. This dip was at most of our family gatherings before we went GF. Now I can bring it back…Thank you!

    Live Laugh and Enjoy

    Fire-Eyes

  4. Linda February 3, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    That was a great idea to put it on a pizza! I might try that with my spinach dip which the kids love.

  5. Gina February 3, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    This looks and sounds delicious! I have heard of the Chebe' pizza crust but have only used Gluten-Free Pantry, I'll have to try it. Thanks.

  6. JoAnn February 3, 2010 at 12:15 pm #

    Diane this pizza looks AMAZING! Spinach artichoke dip is one of my favorite things in the whole world and putting it on pizza is nothing short of genius!! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!!

  7. Lisa February 3, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    Oh Yum,

    I love Pizza.

    Thank-you for sharing how to make it.

  8. Jessie February 3, 2010 at 9:24 pm #

    Oh Mamma, You've outdone yourself! That looks to die for. I LOVE spinach and art. dip. YUMMY

    Your blog is lookin good and I see you figured out the button. :) You probably know more than me now I just copy and pasted the pic ! Ha

    Nice to see you again, I've been AWOL in the foodie dept.

  9. gfe--gluten free eas February 4, 2010 at 3:14 am #

    Fabulous, Diane! I've been waiting for this one. I make spinach artichoke dip and we enjoy it with tortilla chips, but pizza rocks. Believe it or not, I actually ate a gluten-free spinach and artichoke pizza at a restaurant in Alabama before. I'v ebeen dreaming about it ever since. You're making my dreams come true! :-)

    Better get those Super Bowl party guests over early and plan on them staying the night with this blizzard coming. ;-)

    Shirley

  10. Megan Hassen February 4, 2010 at 5:06 am #

    What an interesting spin on pizza! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  11. Nanette February 4, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    Any ideas for soy and dairy free? We maybe able to add in goat

    cheese. Is there such a thing as goat cream cheese and sour

    cream? I know there is goat yogart. Thanks!

  12. Cinde February 4, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    Diane… this pizza looks so yummy! I will be trying this recipe soon.

    Hope all is well!

    Cheers!

    Cinde

  13. Brian February 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    This looks great. I never would have thought to make the spinach/artichoke dip into a pizza topping. I may have to try this out soon.

  14. Iris February 4, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    Great idea! It takes care of the problem of the soggy bread at the bottom of the bread bowl that no one (except me) will eat.

    • Diane February 18, 2010 at 11:47 am #

      Iris- No soggy bread here and nothing leftover either.

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