Monday, November 17, 2008

Garlic and Artichoke Pizza

This is one of my favorite things to make for lunch!

1 unbaked pizza crust (I like Boboli, it comes with a good pizza sauce too)
3/4 cup spaghetti sauce
1 (6 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained, liquid reserved
1 medium tomato, cut in half and sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 pound, (I use 2 cups) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare pizza crust according to recipe or package directions. Place on pizza pan.

2. Pour liquid from the artichoke hearts into a small skillet and bring to a boil over medium heat until the liquid is almost gone. Add garlic, stirring it in remaining liquid and cook for less than a minute. Add artichoke hearts, stir to coat with garlic flavor, then remove from heat and set aside.

3. Spread spaghetti, (or pizza), sauce over the prepared pizza crust. Sprinkle with cheese. Place artichoke hearts and garlic mixture over the cheese. Arrange tomato slices evenly over the top.

4. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven until crust is puffed and golden or until cheese is melted.

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