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Spinach Artichoke Pizza-Quiche

At first glance, quiche and pizza might not seem too similar, but look a little closer and you’ll find that they share plenty in common. For one thing, they are both masters at bringing together a medley of diverse ingredients into one delicious, united dish. For another, they are both excellent vehicles for cheese. So naturally, we thought that creating a dish inspired by the best characteristics from both was in order. And so pizza-quiche was born.

Our pizza-quiche has the cheesy-custardy bite of a quiche supported by a soft and pillowy pizza crust, and our flavor components are inspired by a spinach studded white pizza (with plenty of garlic, of course). Artichoke hearts, spinach, and a bit of feta are folded into a creamy base that pairs so well with the doughy crust.

Speaking of that dough, while you’re welcome to use a storebought pizza dough if you wish, our recipe here doesn’t require any yeast or rising time so it’s a truly simple undertaking. Baking soda provides some leavening action so you still end up with a chewy and light crumb. Paired with the creamy, cheesy artichoke-garlic-spinach-feta situation that fills it, we’ve got to say, it comes pretty close to perfection.

Spinach Artichoke Pizza Quiche

45 minutes to prepare serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • For the dough:
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • For the filling:
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated and divided
  • 3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup artichoke hearts, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly basil, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and grease a 10-inch pie pan or 12-inch deep dish pizza pan. Set aside.
  2. For the dough:
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt until evenly combined. Add milk and olive oil and stir until a soft dough forms.
  4. Remove to a lightly floured surface and knead for just a few minutes until dough becomes smooth. Shape dough into a ball, return to bowl, cover with a floured dish towel or plastic wrap, and let sit 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the filling ingredients:
  6. In a large bowl, stir together the eggs, cream, 3/4 cup of the mozzarella and feta. Stir in the spinach, artichoke hearts, green onions, garlic, basil, and salt and pepper.
  7. Roll dough into a circle and line prepared pan with it. Pour filling into dough-lined pan and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella.
  8. Bake until filling is set and crust has browned, 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Adapted from Taste and Tell.