Spinach and Artichoke Dip in Pizza Dough Ball Ring

Recipe By: Twila Davis Reed
“Creamy, savory spinach and artichoke dip baked inside of a ring of dough balls for dipping. Delicious!”

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) package low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup cooked spinach, squeezed dry and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, or to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a round baking dish with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  2. Shape pizza dough into a log and cut into 16 pieces. Roll pieces into balls and place around the edges of the dish. Brush with remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.
  3. Combine light cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, spinach, artichoke hearts, garlic paste, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Spoon into the middle of the dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until pizza dough is puffed up and golden, 25 to 30 minutes.