homemade dough recipe
1 Tbs. olive oil
3/4 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 cup frozen spinach, completely thawed and squeezed to remove all liquid
1/4 tsp. sea salt
Dash ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
14 oz. canned whole artichoke hearts (about 5-7 large size), drained, patted dry, and chopped
2 small cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped
14.5 oz. canned Fire-Roasted diced tomatoes, drained and patted dry
Preheat oven, according to temp. stated on your dough package. Place rolled out dough onto a greased pizza pan.
If using raw dough or homemade recipe: Pre-cook the raw pizza dough partially, prior to applying the toppings. This avoids the crust from getting under-cooked or soggy. I usually cook it at 400 degrees, for about 8-10 minutes. Then apply my toppings and cook for an additional 15 minutes, at 400 degrees F. Brush partially cooked crust with olive oil.
If using pre-made, already cooked pizza crust: Just apply your toppings and cook according to package directions.
In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, mozzarella, 1/4 cup parmesan, spinach, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes; mix well. Spread mixture carefully over the partially baked crust.
Top with artichokes, garlic, tomatoes, and remaining 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese.
Cook according to the instructions on your package of pre-made crust or follow the instructions on your homemade dough recipe. Cheese should be melted and bubbly.