Artichoke Pizza Bites

Please check out my last submitted recipe for a "Crunch Time" Appetizer for the RWoP recipe contest hosted by Philadelphia Cream Cheese--and Kraft!

I bought some cans of artichokes because they were on sale and I had wanted to try to make some soup that a very sweet RWoP friend had made that looked so excellent. So I got to thinking of how I could use those extra cans of artichokes to enter a new recipe this week, and here is what I came up with. It turned out really wonderful and is so quick and easy too. Unfortunately I did not get a picture before they all got woofed down, but they looked really good to eat too!

Preparation time - 15 minutes.

2 (14 oz.) cans of artichokes (packed in water, not oil)
Dash of garlic powder
2 cups of freshly grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese
8 ounces Philadelphia Whipped cream cheese, at room temperature
Large cheese grocery store made or takeout pizza, unsliced

Begin by making the artichoke mixture.
Drain the artichokes from the can. Coarsely chop them.. Combine chopped chokes, garlic powder, Parmesan or Asiago cheese, and softened whipped cream cheese into a microwave proof dish. Microwave on high for a few minutes, pausing occasionally to stir, to ensure that this mixture gets heated through evenly, add freshly ground pepper and salt to taste. Set aside.

Take the large cheese pizza and use round cookie or biscuit cutters to cut out as many circles as possible, avoiding the crust. Transfer to a baking sheet. Top each round with the artichoke mixture and bake in a preheated 400° F oven for approximately 5 to 10 minutes or until properly heated through. If desired, garnish with parsley or cherry tomato halves and serve.

1 comment:

  1. I have finally found your blog Donna. And it is wonderful! Love your picture! So glad that you not only tried artichokes but made up a delicious recipe using them!!! Your pizza bites look so good! Look forward to many more exciting recipes from you!