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Fall inspired pizza

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You will be the belle of your Thanksgiving ball with this fall inspired Spinach Artichoke Pizza! I whipped up this bad boy for our Friendsgiving lunch and it was our number one hit with close second being this Spicy Butternut Squash and bacon option. I love the ease of a flatbread style pizza and I tweaked my main recipe a handful to keep my time and mess as low key as possible. I literally got all my ingredients from Trader Joe’s! Make sure to check out my doctored up, easy peasy stuffing from last year! You won’t be sad about it!

Spinach Artichoke pizza

Fall Inspired Spinach Artichoke Pizza

You will need for sauce:

1 T unsalted butter

2 cloves minced garlic

pinch of red pepper flakes

1 T all purpose flour

1/2 cup milk ( I use 2%)

1/4 c half and half

1/4 t sea salt

1/4 t ground pepper

pinch paprika

1 heaping spoonful cream cheese

2 T grated parmesan cheese

For crust:

Trader Joes Pizza Crust ( can be found in the bread aisle- it’s in a two pack and rectangle)

For toppings:

8 oz grated mozzarella cheese

1/2 package of precooked Trader Joe’s Just Chicken ( found in refrigerator aisle)

1 bunch baby spinach

1 6 oz jar marinaded artichoke hearts

1/4 cup shaved parmesan cheese

1 T grated parmesan cheese

To make:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

  2. In a medium saucepain on medium low heat, add in your butter to melt. Once melted toss in your garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir frequently for about 1 minute. Whisk in flour for 1 minute.

  3. Slowly add the milk and half and half constantly whisking. Add in salt, pepper, and paprika. As sauce gets thicker, turn up the heat a bit and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in the cream cheese and parmesan until all melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to keep clean up a cinch. Lay your pizza crust on the parchment paper.

  5. Spread the warm sauce over the top, then half of the mozzarella cheese. Add the chicken, spinach and artichoke. Finish her off with the last of the mozzarella.

  6. Slide the pizza into the over for about 12 minutes or until all cheese is melted and golden. Sprinkle with shaved parmesan and grated parmesan. Let cool slightly before topping your favorite cheese board with this beauty. Slice and enjoy!

  7. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.