Last night I made pizza, but rather than making just a boring plain old ham and pineapple, which is pretty common around here I decided to make a spinach and artichoke pizza. It turned out delicious.
It started out with my basic pizza dough recipe which I love and is really simple.
2 1/2 cups to 3 cups all purpose flour
1 pkg quick rising yeast ( The jar says this is 2 1/4 tsp)
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup hot water
2 tbsp olive oil
Mix 2 cups flour, yeast and salt in a bowl. Stir hot water and olive oil together and mix into flour mixture. Gradually stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a stiff dough. Knead until smooth and elastic. Shape dough into ball, cover and let rise 10 minutes.
*This dough can be refigerated up to 8 hours or frozen for up to one month ( thaw in refigerator).
1/2 can marinated artichoke hearts
3 cups fresh spinach
3 cloves of garlic
Heat pan on medium heat, add olive oil, garlic and spinach and cook until greens are wilted. Stir in chopped artichokes and about 2 tbsp of the juice. Cook until heated through and some of the liquid has cooked off.
Roll the crust out and put it on a pan. This recipe will make two 12 inch pizzas if rolled out fairly thin. Then rub the crust with a small amount of olive oil and sprinkle some finely chopped basil. Add grated mozza and then spinach and artichoke topping. Finish with some sliced roasted red peppers.
Crumble on some feta before serving.