Recipes

Spinach & Artichoke Sheet Pan Pizza

Sheet pan pizzas are seriously the only way I ever make pizza in my house anymore. I used to futz with a heavy baking stone, but I hardly ever take it out anymore!

Rolled out and stretched onto a sheet pan, a 1-pound ball of dough makes the perfect thin crust pizza.

Here’s a recent favorite: a super simple white pizza topped with garlicky baby spinach, marinated artichoke hearts from a jar, and lots of mozzarella cheese.

You can make the dough yourself (use half of this recipe) or buy a 1-pound ball of it at the grocery store. I usually get one of the bagged, refrigerated pizza doughs at Trader Joe’s, which come in plain, whole wheat, and herbed varieties.

Use one pound of dough for a thin-crust pizza, or double up for a thicker, breadier version if that’s your thing!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 (6-ounce) bag baby spinach
  • 1 (12- to 14-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained thoroughly (and sliced if needed; see Recipe Note)
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

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