Friday, July 1, 2011

Recipe Review: Spinach & Artichoke Pizza

I was cruising Pinterest last week and saw this amazing looking recipe: Creamy Spinach and Artichoke pizza from The Sweets Life. Just like the ooey gooey dip but reinvented into a healthier (way lower fat) form. Plus I thought it would be a great way to use up my ready-to-harvest spinach in my front garden. Turned out pretty tasty. Check it out:

For mine, I got whole wheat pizza dough from the Whole Foods deli and rolled them into two long skinny pizzas. Pre-heating the stones didn't go so well for me. I have well seasoned Pampered Chef pizza stones and I think the fat build up on them started smoking at the high heat the recipe prescribed and set off my smoke detectors.  I ended up having to lower the oven temp to about 450 degrees and just baked it til it looked done.

I also ended up with a lot of extra sauce. I probably could have covered a third half-size pizza with it.

My husband and kiddo LOVED it (me, too, of course). It even made great leftovers the next day. Joe's requested that I make it again soon.  I think next time I want to try making it on the grill to see if I can make it more summer friendly (because let's be honest....there's not going to be too much inside baking happening when it's hot outside).  Give it a go.  Your kids might even love it so much they'd have no idea they're eating something that's good for them

If you're looking for other fun recipes, check out my food and recipe pinboard here. (Auxiliary pinboards for cupcakes and popsicles are also in progress)

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