If you are like us, a pizza night is reserved for one evening on the weekend. Of course, there are the usual toppings of pepperoni and cheese or onions, mushrooms,you name it. We have even tried a BBQ pork pizza...let's just say that was NOT my favorite but we have since made vast improvement in our topping choices. So going on the spinach or vegetarian pizza theme, a white pizza variant was on the horizon.
Let's be honest, a pizza is not hard to make. However, having the right ingredients and a pizza stone are a must!
You may be thinking, what is a white pizza? Some may deem it to be cheese and topping. I however, love a base sauce; therefore, I created a garlic white pizza sauce. Topped with mozzarella, spinach, and artichokes, the white sauce makes the pizza simply awesome! Now for the honesty, I do not make my own pizza dough. Not because I am lazy or do not know how, but my local grocer sells the best, fresh pizza dough every day...thus, I have no need to make it myself. It comes out perfect everytime.
Now all this pizza talk had made me hungry.
1 lb Fresh Pizza Dough
2 c. Mozzarella Cheese
1 box Cooked, Chopped Spinach
1/2 c. Chopped, Artichoke Hearts
2 cloves Garlic, minced
2 Tbl. Butter
2 Tbl. Flour
1 C. Whole Milk or Cream
For Sauce: melt butter in small saucepan . Saute garlic in butter till for 2 min. Add flour to saucepan, forming a roux, and stir till smooth. Do not let roux brown. Add milk to roux and stir constantly till mixture has become a thick sauce.
To assemble pizza: remove pizza stone from hot oven. Cover stone with rolled dough. Add white sauce and cover with cheese. Top with spinach and artichoke hearts. Bake @ 450 for 13-5 min or till edges are golden.