Do you love pizza? LOL. Duh, of course you do.

This spinach and artichoke deep dish veggie pizza is insanely good, and the secret bottom layer of corn meal makes the crust extra crispy. It's loaded up with three cheeses, garlic, artichoke and tasty wilted spinach. 

Spinach and Artichoke Deep Dish Pizza

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:25 mins
  • Total Time:40 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Medium


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 ounce container baby spinach
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1 can pizza dough at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup grated Fontina cheese
  • 14 oz can quartered artichoke hearts drained
  • 10-15 fresh basil leaves
spinach, vegetable, cheese, sauce
Caitlyn Heter
  • Step 1

    Heat the olive oil on medium in a 10" cast-iron skillet. Roughly chop the spinach and garlic and add to the skillet.

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  • Step 2

    While the spinach and garlic cook, preheat the oven to 450°F. In a clean bowl, mix together the ricotta, parmesan, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

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  • Step 3

    When the spinach has wilted, and most of the liquid has cooked out, remove from the skillet and set aside. Let the skillet cool until touchable, then wipe it clean with a damp cloth.

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  • Step 4

    Sprinkle the skillet with the corn meal. Spread the crust into the skillet, stretching the dough up the sides as much as possible.

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  • Step 5

    Top the crust with the ricotta mix, then the spinach and garlic, the fontina, and the artichokes. Bake the pizza for 20-25 minutes, until the crust is golden and the cheese melted.

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  • Step 6

    Sprinkle the pizza with strips of the fresh basil, then let it rest for at least 5 minutes before digging in. Then brace yourself, 'cause it's gonna blow your mind.

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