Saturday, May 3, 2008

Appetizer turned Pizza!

One of my favorite appetizers is spinach and artichoke dip. I’ve made it slimmed down here, but I wanted to make a meal out of it. I decided to try to make it into a pizza for tonight! I used goat cheese as the base sauce in a few pizzas, and loved it. I figured I’d use that as the base, then layer on the spinach and artichokes. Whenever we get it out, it’s usually served with diced fresh tomatoes on top. I served it with a side salad, and also made a chicken sausage for JJ .

Spin Dip Pizza

1 pizza dough ball or premade crust
1 4oz. log of herbed goat cheese
1 red onion, sliced
10 oz. fresh spinach
1 can of artichokes in water, quartered
¼ cup grated italian blend cheese
Tomatoes, chopped
Crushed red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll pizza dough out into sheet pan sprinkled with corn meal. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, or until almost cooked.
While crust cooks, wilt spinach in a large nonstick pan over medium heat.
In another pan, caramelize onion in a tbsp. of EVOO over medium-high heat. Season with salt and pepper.
Remove crust from the oven, crumble with goat cheese, then use a spatula to smear it all over. Top with onions, then spinach, artichokes, and finally cheese. Bake for 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove, sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and tomatoes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WAIT!!!!!! HOW DID I NOT SEE THIS POST! Spinach Dip is my FAVORITE ever!! MY husband would love this froever!