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!
Just add a side salad and this is a great quick & easy Friday night in meal right here! SO good!
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!
For Bacon Spinach Artichoke Pizza, here are my “go-to” kitchen essentials: