All Mondays should include (cheesy) pizza!!  This whole wheat spinach and artichoke pizza is a game changer.

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I mean, Mondays can be slightly intimidating, but ending the day with pizza gives us something to actually get excited about. I mean, right? RIGHT.

This Whole Wheat Spinach and Artichoke Pizza is basically everything and anything you’d want in a pizza. It’s healthy…ish, loaded with veggies, cheese, garlic, lemon and basil, all piled on the most delicious whole wheat crust! It’s honestly the best, and I while I typically save pizza for Friday and Saturday meals, I’m starting to rethink things…thinking we really need to make pizza Monday a thing.

Plus, this pizza only takes around thirty minutes from start to finish, thus allowing it fit into my “30 Minute Monday” theme for 2017. YES. Three weeks in and going strong…cool, cool.

Whole Wheat Spinach and Artichoke Pizza | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Whole Wheat Spinach and Artichoke Pizza | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

So hey, hi! How was everyone’s weekend? Thanks so much for your incredible feedback on yesterday’s slightly different post. I am so excited you guys are enjoying seeing some different stuff from me. I had a lot of fun putting the post together, so more to come!

I spent most of my weekend working away because ahh, I am a workaholic and can’t be stopped. BUT, I did carve out a few hours later in the afternoon on Saturday to go tubing with Asher and her Brownie troop. I only went once since I didn’t actually have a ticket, but Asher had a blast going with her friends. Afterwards she convinced me to take her to Target to look at the Valentine’s Day stuff. She then proceeded to convince me to buy her kitty cat valentines for her class party, along with about four bags of milk chocolate hearts. We finished the night off with a Starbucks hot chocolate…full of mostly whipped cream.

The girl clearly has me wrapped around her little finger! Since my parents had to go down to Denver to pick my younger brother Red up from the airport, Asher spent the night at my house. Before she went to bed, she watched a marathon amount of Gilmore Girl episodes. I’ve created a monster, Asher is obsessed with Gilmore Girls, and I could not be more excited! She now not only shares my love of Harry Potter, but Gilmore Girls too! Sisters will be sisters!

Also, the tubing lifty guy called me her mother…no, no, no.

I also spent some time Sunday night hanging out with Red since he’s headed to Aspen today to begin practice for X-Games. What were you guys up to?

Whole Wheat Spinach and Artichoke Pizza | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Whole Wheat Spinach and Artichoke Pizza | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

OK. Pizza time.

Like I said, I could not be more in love with this Whole Wheat Spinach and Artichoke Pizza. Spinach and artichokes have always been one of my favorite pizza toppings, so I knew that for Healthy January this year I wanted to create a healthified version.

Enter this pizza, complete with a whole wheat crust, plenty of spinach and artichokes, a little lighter on the cheese, seasoned with immune boosting lemons and topped with fresh microgreens. Simple little changes, but promise this pizza is beyond delicious. Sometimes simple truly is the best.

Question: how do you guys feel about whole wheat pizza crust? My dad used to buy pre-made ones as a kid and they seriously tasted like cardboard. Ever since then I have avoided them at all cost…until I made my own and realized I couldn’t even tell the difference. No one even knew the crust was whole wheat. This crust is crispy on the edges and doughy in the center. Just the way I love pizza crust! If you don’t have time to make your own dough, I’ve heard great things about Whole Foods whole wheat dough!

Once the pizza is in the oven, it takes no more than fifteen minutes or so to cook. The roasted lemon slices add a fresh flavor to this spring like pizza…it’s an awesome pick me up for winter! Top the pizza off with a ton of microgreens (my favorite topping for almost everything) and fresh basil.

YUMMMMM!

Perfect, quick, easy and healthy Monday night dinner. So who is ready?!?!

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Whole Wheat Spinach and Artichoke Pizza.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 318 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound whole wheat pizza dough store-bought or homemade (recipe follows)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella torn
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese or crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 of a Meyer lemon thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons raw pine nuts
  • crushed red pepper flakes fresh basil and mircogreens, for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet with olive oil.
  • On a lightly floured surface, push/roll the dough out until it is very thin. For SUPER thin pizza, divide the dough into two and roll out. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet. Spread the dough with olive oil. Add the garlic, lemon zest, basil, a pinch each of salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Spread evenly over the dough. Add the spinach, artichokes, and cheese. Top with lemon 3-4 lemon slices and the pine nuts. Transfer to the oven and bake 10-15 minutes or until the crust is crisp and the cheese has melted. Remove the pizza from the oven and top with lemon juice, basil and microgreens. EAT!

Thin Crust Whole Wheat Pizza Dough.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 150 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, white whole wheat, or whole wheat pastry flour, plus more for kneading
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine water, yeast and honey. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 5-8 minutes. Add in the whole wheat flour and salt stirring with a spoon until the dough comes together but is still sticky. Using your hands, on a floured surface, form the dough into a ball. Knead the dough for 5 minutes or until smooth. All of the mixing and kneading can also be done in a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment.
  • Rub the same bowl with olive oil, then place the dough inside, turning to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size. Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and place back in the bowl. Cover and place the bowl in the fridge over night or up to 3 days. Remove from the fridge 3-4 hours before baking. Alternately, you can use the dough after the first rising, but I find the dough has the best flavor after it has sat overnight.

Notes

Makes 1lb of pizza dough

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ME…Monday has nothing on this pizza.

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  1. 5 stars
    wowwww!! tieghan, you are killing it 🙂 I’ve made this twice in the past two weeks for my family and they LOVE it, a new staple for us. Thank you for making dinners so fun.

    1. Hey Kat,
      Happy Weekend! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  2. Hi!!!

    I’m wondering if you have an old school pizza dough recipe that you could share. Also your most favorite of pizza sauces. We just ordered a OONI pizza over and you are the absolute first person I thought of who would have something AMAZING 🙂 Also, am I able to cook your pizzas in that oven?

    1. Hey Heidi,
      My go to pizza dough recipe is in the HBH Super Simple cookbook. Sorry, I am not familiar with the Ooni pizza oven, but let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

  3. Can i use rapid/instant yeast instead of active dry yeast!? I’m also in colorado and I’ve never made homemade pizza dough so want to make sure it rises correctly with the right yeast. Or does it matter?

    1. Hey Stacie,
      Totally fine to use, you can just mix it right in with the flour! I hope you love the recipe, let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Rebekah,
      No worries, it should be fine:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  4. Hello,
    If you double or triple the recipe do you double or triple the yeast as well? will rising times be affected? I’d like to triple the dough and freeze some. Would you freeze it after first rise? How long would it need to be out of the freezer to reuse later. So many questions that I hope you can answer. I love all your recipes!
    Thank you so much,
    Roslyn

    1. Hey Roslyn,
      Yes, if you double or triple, you need to double or triple everything. Although, I would highly recommend just making 2 or 3 batches. This will ensure for better results:) Yes, you will freeze after the first rise. xTieghan

  5. Drooling! Can’t wait to make this!! Can I use regular bob’s red mill whole wheat flour instead of whole wheat pastry flour??

    1. Hey Kayla,
      Yes, that will work just fine! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  6. This pizza dough looks so good ! I am terrible with active yeast and do better with the rapid rise ! Could you use the rapid instead ? TIA

    1. Hey Erin,
      Yes! instant rapid rise will work well here, just add it in with the flour! Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    This pizza is my new favorite! The lemon juice is exactly what it needed to make it pop.
    Thank you!

    1. Hey Michelle,
      Yes GF flour would work here! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  8. 3 stars
    This dough turned incredibly sticky and I had to keep adding flour but it still so sticky i can barely handle it. are you sure your ratios are correct?

    1. Hi Dana,
      So sorry you had issues with the dough. Yes the ratios are correct. I am wondering if you adjusted the recipe at all and what kind of yeast you used? Please let me know how I can help! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    Enjoyed this pizza for dinner tonight! Absolutely loved your dough! Will definitely be making again!

  10. I’ve made this pizza three times and making it again today – absolutely wonderful! Thank you for sharing the recipe

    1. Hi Nichole! Yes, that should work well. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    Love this pizza dough recipe, I made it last night! Question please, if I wanted to increase the amount of pizza dough to feed a crowd, let’s say I tripled the recipe, would I also have to triple the amount of yeast? Reason being is because I have seen other pizza dough recipes that call for 3 cups of flour to only 1 teaspoon of yeast. Thank you!

    1. Hi Donna! yes, I would also triple the amount of yeast as well. That should work great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  12. Love this dough recipe, made it last night! Question for you, if I wanted to make a larger amount of pizza dough for a crowd, and say I tripled the recipe, would I also have to triple the amount of active dry yeast? Reason being is that I’ve seen other pizza dough recipes that call for 3 cups of flour to only 1 teaspoon of yeast. Thank you!

    1. Hi Donna! yes, I would also triple the amount of yeast as well. That should work great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  13. 5 stars
    I made this recipe last night and it was delicious! The lemon juice added after baking puts it over the top. This will be in my regular rotation as I love all things pizza!

    1. Hey Amy, yes freezing the dough works great! Just freeze in a freezer safe bag and then thaw overnight or fore a few hours on the counter. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  14. 5 stars
    Such a good pizza crust recipe! I’ve struggle to find a whole wheat recipe that isn’t “heavy”. This one is light and crispy and makes delicious pizzas!

  15. Can this cough be made ahead and frozen? Looking for a homemade dough that I can have on hand for our weekly pizza nights

    1. HI! Yes, you can easily freeze this dough. It works great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  16. Made this twice already! Love it. Just wondering what one is supposed to do with the lemon juice. Did I miss something? Also, I think the pine nuts are left out of the instructions. I just added them but just thought I’d mention it. Thanks for this yummy pizza!

    1. HI! The lemon juice is added just after coming out of the oven before serving. Please let me know if you have other questions. So glad you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  17. Quick question…what type of whole wheat flour do you use for your pizza? I’ve tried several and there dry and not as good as the white flour. Help! 🙂 Thanks Teighan and I love all your recipes. Truly inspiring!

    1. HI! I like to use Bobs Red Mill White Whole Wheat flour. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  18. 5 stars
    This pizza was SO delicious. I really love the addition of lemon zest and the tablespoon of lemon juice. It added such a nice fresh flavor profile to the pizza but didn’t overpower. I really enjoyed the video of this recipe as well.

    Separately, Gilmore Girls is one of the coziest and adorable shows ever. Can’t think of a better way to spend a night than binging on Gilmore Girls and this pizza…and a tub of ice cream just to make Lorelai proud 😉

  19. This pizza crust is delicious! It was a little soft still (maybe I overloaded on toppings?) but the taste was awesome! Definitely making again!! Thanks!

    1. Ah yay so so happy you liked it! If you put to many toppings it sometimes doesn’t get to crispy!
      Thanks Alyssa!

  20. Sounds like you had a busy weekend with Asher Tieghan. It sounds like you two have so much fun together! We just got back from Fla. so it’s back to work today. I love this on the healthier side pizza. It’s just what I need right now after a few days of indulging in the not so healthy items on the menu! (and maybe a few too many cocktails too!) Have a great week!

    1. Florida sounds so nice and warm! I hope you had a great trip! Also, so happy you are loving this pizza! Thank you Mary Ann!

  21. This pizza looks incredible! and I love that you are so close with your brother and sister! and ha! don’t worry, you don’t look like a mother, or old or anything . . he prob just thought that since you guys were together!

  22. This looks great, I love artichokes on pizza! In Milwaukee, WI where I live, there’s this great restaurant called Pizza Man. They have a specialty pie that has tomato sauce, artichoke, mozzarella, tomato slices, basil, cream cheese (chunks) and it is so good! I usually add garlic as well. Cream cheese on a pizza might sound strange but it’s delicious. I found your blog a few weeks ago and really enjoy your page and recipes!

    1. That sounds super different and delicious! Thanks so much for sharing, Amber! I am glad you found my blog and are enjoying it!! (:

  23. This pizza looks off the charts, girl. I love the combination of spinach + artichoke in all forms, and I love pizza in all forms, so this recipe is calling my name 😉

  24. Whole wheat pizza crust is the best to us. I have been making it for years. Nothing taste as good to us for a pizza as whole wheat. I make them up into personal size and freeze them. Makes for a quick pizza.

  25. Why have I never thought to put lemon slices on pizza? I am a lemon fiend — this is an awesome idea.
    Also — heck yes to pizza on Mondays. Gorgeous photos as always. 🙂

  26. Thank you for posting so many healthy alternative recipes lately. This pizza looks delicious

  27. Yes to whole wheat pizza! I love whole wheat anything and I love a good crust (it’s the Italian in me) and here here to Asher loving Gilmore Girls! I swear I will never get tired of that show!

    1. Haha I am so happy she is loving that show! But thank you so much, I am so happy you are enjoying this pizza!

  28. Sounds amazing! I’ve never actually had spinach and artichoke together on a pizza before…but that clearly has to change!

  29. This would be so perfect today! I think pizza on Monday is a great idea. Also, YAY for Gilmore Girls and Harry Potter! 😀

  30. Fresh pizza in 30 min, errrr, yes PLEASE? Having pizza for dinner is a great way to get through Monday – it would totally work for me! I’ve never had artichoke on pizza (I know, I know) but this sure looks delicious.

  31. Oh my. Yes. Looks healthy BUT SO GOOD. I’m trying that next week for sure!
    You always have the best ideas. Artichoke on pizza is my fave. My husband hates it but I guess because I cook I get to choose the toppings! Ahaha