Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Pizza

printed from melskitchencafe.com

*Note: This recipe makes 1 large or 2 smaller pizzas. We grilled the pizza but you could also bake it in a hot oven. I used my favorite pizza dough recipe, splitting it in half - half for this pizza and half for a pepperoni for the kids. For the frozen spinach, I thawed a 9 ounce frozen package and ended up adding most of it. If you want it lighter on the spinach, refrigerate the remaining spinach and use it for another meal.

*Serves 6

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups shredded Asiago cheese

1 1/2 cups diced, cooked chicken

1 package Garlic and Fine Herbs Boursin cheese (5.2 ounce)

1/4 cup minced red onion

1/2 cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts

1/2 cup chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

Salt and pepper to taste

Pizza dough

DIRECTIONS:

In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, Boursin, onion, artichokes, spinach, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Preheat a grill or baking stone in an oven (see this post for grilling pizza and this post for oven baking). Roll out the pizza dough for one large 12-inch pizza or two smaller pizzas. Using the method for grilling or baking, prepare the dough accordingly (on a baking sheet or parchment paper) and pre-bake one side, if needed for grilling. Spread the filling over the pizza (it's ok if it is chunky in places - this makes more of a rustic-type pizza) and top with the shredded Asiago cheese. Bake or grill until the pizza is browned and the filling is hot. Serve immediately.