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Delicious Artichoke Pizza Recipe

Do you like artichokes? They are delicious on their own, but they are really good on a pizza. This recipe features artichokes and tomatoes, with a healthy helping of basil and a mixture of cheeses. It has a wonderful gourmet taste. You can eat it on its own as an appetizer or light meal. You can also serve it with a salad and a serving of fish if you like. The flavors are very Mediterranean, invoking a sense of sitting on a verandah enjoying your meal while looking at the blue sea below you.

This simple artichoke and basil pizza takes less than half an hour to make from start to finish. It is perfect for busy nights or when you want a light meal. Artichokes offer a good source of fiber and nutrients as well as flavor. This dish can help you eat better, lower your cholesterol, and stabilize your blood sugar. These are more reasons to enjoy this recipe!

Serve this artichoke pizza up as appetizers or as a lunch or dinner. You can add a green salad and a small serving of meat or fish to round out the meal. Choose your favorite accompaniments and you will have a wonderful meal. If you prefer to use fresh artichokes, you can cook them in a brine before removing the leaves to get to the heart of the artichokes. You can enjoy the leaves while the pizza cooks. Quarter the hearts and add them to the pizza in place of the marinated hearts.

Artichoke and Tomato Pizza
Summary: This exciting pizza features 3 kinds of cheese, tomatoes and basil, for true Italian flavors, along with artichoke hearts to make it extra special. This is seriously impressive.
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Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Pizza
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 4 large roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup Asiago cheese, grated and divided
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound pizza dough, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons basil flavored olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 6 ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
Instructions
  1. Combine chopped tomatoes and ¼ teaspoon salt in a stainless steel strainer. Set them aside to let excess liquid drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Mix together ricotta cheese, ¼ cup Asiago, basil and the remaining salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Roll out the pizza dough until it is 12 inches in diameter.
  5. Drizzle 1 teaspoon basil oil over the crust and spread it evenly with the ricotta mixture.
  6. Scatter half of the tomatoes and half of the mozzarella over the pizza.
  7. Arrange the artichoke hearts on the crust and top with the remaining tomatoes and mozzarella.
  8. Drizzle the remaining olive oil on the pizza and let it bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining Asiago cheese on top and return the pizza to the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted.

Photo Description:

In our photo, you can see our delicious Artichoke and Tomato Pizza. In this case, it was only part of a more complex main dish. The pizza was quartered, and then topped with salad and two pieces of grilled fish. This makes a complete meal out of the pizza, but of course, you may enjoy the artichoke pizza on its own. It is absolutely delicious. The cheeses blend to create a complex, creamy flavor while the tomatoes and artichokes add texture and flavor. Serve it as is or try it like our photo as a part of a main meal.


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