Spinach and Artichoke Pizza

Do you see those big lumps poking out from behind the cheese? Yep, artichoke hearts. Not from a can, previously frozen delicious hearts.

And a slice for me thank you!


This pizza is so easy to make and at a fraction of the cost that our local pizza place charges. I like to keep bread flour, olive oil, and yeast packets on hand. When the kids cry for pizza, I don’t have a problem making it for them. Sure, the pizza place can deliver in 30 minutes, but in an hour, we have homemade. The mostly vegetarian husband and I like to top our’s with artichoke hearts, fresh spinach, feta cheese and a little mozzarella. Here is a super fast crust recipe:
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 1/2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
Stir in flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth. Let rest for 5 minutes.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a round. Transfer crust to a lightly greased pizza pan or baker’s peel dusted with cornmeal. Spread with desired toppings and bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let baked pizza cool for 5 minutes before serving.


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