Bacon Spinach Artichoke Pizza

 

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Guilt free Bacon Spinach Artichoke Pizza with homemade garlic cream sauce! Easy to make, low fat, and cooks in 12 minutes! Weight Watcher Friendly (10 SmartPoints).

 

PIZZA.  I have a true love-hate relationship with pizza.  I hate it because I want to eat it all the time but shouldn’t, and I love it because it’s delicious, fun to make, and I can make it guilt free!  Recently, a pizza place opened by my house where you walk in, pick your sauce, toppings, etc and they cook it right then and there.  Basically, a Chipotle restaurant version for pizza!  Whoever came up with the restaurant concept is a genius!  The last time I went to this pizza place I created one of the best pizza concoctions I’ve ever had.  So, I decided to try and  make it at home and my Bacon Spinach Artichoke Pizza was created.  This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and it’s 10 SmartPoints per slice!

 

Making pizza at home is really fun!  Pizza crust is a blank canvas so you can add anything your heart desired on the top of it and it’s your pizza.  Aside from my all-time favorite at home pizza (my Mexican pizza, which I will be posting soon!), my other favorite is THIS pizza.  Crispy pizza crust topped with creamy, homemade garlic cheese sauce, fresh baby spinach, diced chicken, artichoke hearts, BACON, and cheese.  It’s pure bliss!

 

The garlic cheese sauce is delicious and super easy to make.  Trust me, once you make this sauce you will never want to buy jarred pizza sauce again!  Heat oil in a skillet, sauté garlic, add flour, then milk and whisk vigorously to create a roux.  Next add in parmesan cheese and let it melt.  Once you make the sauce, pour it over pre-made pizza dough then add all the toppings.  The trick is to add the baby spinach first, and then top with shredded mozzarella to the pizza.  This holds all the ingredients together.  Next add diced chicken, artichoke hearts, bacon, and feta cheese.  Thank goodness that it only takes about TWELVE minutes to cook because it looks too good to eat even before you bake it!

 

Spinach Artichoke White Pizza

 

Just add a side salad and this is a great quick & easy Friday night in meal right here!  SO good!

   

 

 

Guilt free Bacon Spinach Artichoke Pizza with homemade garlic cream sauce! Easy to make, low fat, and cooks in 12 minutes! Weight Watcher Friendly (10 SmartPoints).

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

 
For Bacon Spinach Artichoke Pizza, here are my “go-to” kitchen essentials:

 

Serves 6, 1 Slice Per Serving

Bacon Spinach Artichoke Pizza

10 SMARTPOINTS per serving

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ¾ Cup 2% Milk
  • 1 Tablespoons Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 14 Ounces Pre-made Whole Wheat Pizza Crust (I use Boboli)
  • 1 Cup Baby Spinach
  • 1 Cup Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ Cup Diced Chicken Breast
  • 2 Slices Cooked Bacon, Crumbled
  • ½ Cup Jarred Artichoke Hearts, Drained
  • ½ Cup Crumbled Reduced Fat Feta Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Garlic Sauce Directions:
  3. Heat a skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. Add diced garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Add flour and pepper and cook for 1 minutes, whisk constantly.
  5. Slowly add milk and whisk constantly to make a roux.
  6. Cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in parmesan cheese until melted.
  8. Pizza Directions:
  9. Lay pizza crust on parchment paper.
  10. Spread garlic sauce evenly over pizza.
  11. Place spinach over sauce in an even layer.
  12. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over spinach in an even layer.
  13. Evenly distribute diced chicken, bacon, artichoke hearts, and feta cheese on top.
  14. Place pizza directly on oven rack and bake for 12 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Slice
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 115.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.8g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 38.1g 13%
Dietary Fiber 13.8g 55%
Sugars 4.8g
Protein 21.8g 44%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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