Friday, February 3, 2012

Spinach Artichoke Dip Pizza


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This pizza was surprisingly great tasting. I was a little skeptical when I tasted the spinach artichoke cheese dip alone. It was ok - like most freezer items it’s flavors were much more muted than making it from scratch.

What surprised me most was how well it complimented the crust and mozzarella cheese. As a dip, I probably would never buy it again, but as a layer on a pizza it made for a delicious slice. It’s a great ingredient to have on hand if your hosting a pizza party or need a quick lunch. It’s low maintenance and allows time for other tasks.

The TGI Friday's Spinach Artichoke Cheese Dip was on sale at Meijer, so the experiment was cheap. I always keep store bought crust in the pantry and figured it was worth a shot. I knew it would make a simple lunch, but once I took a bite I knew I had to share it here. I had been wanting to make this pizza for a long time but with spinach artichoke dip made from catch - which I will do in the future - but if your scrambling for ideas for a party snack, this makes an easy alternative.

BEHIND THIS BITE
This is the second recipe created for a new series that features ingredients from the freezer section or sale items that come together in a hurry. I’m sacrificing flavor with using dip from the freezer isle instead of making it from scratch but the time saved and low cost makes it worth it.

Eat well, cook often ...

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