Eat Skinny Be Skinny Recipes: Spin Dip Surprise

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One of my favorite indulgences, EVER, in the entire world is spinach and artichoke dip. I could drink this stuff, really, it’s gross. No matter where we go for dinner, if there’s spin dip (that’s what we call spinach artichoke dip, in the biz) I’ll order it. Seriously. I don’t care where I am, who I’m with. This stuff is liquid gold to me. However, each time I try to re-create this creamy, spinachy goodness, it falls short. It’s still delicious and I still eat it (I mean, who am I to waste perfectly good food?) but it doesn’t have that restaurant taste. Maybe because I don’t add all those pesky (albeit delicious) preservatives? Either way, I got my spin dip craving on Friday alongside another frequent fatty, although very unrelated craving as well.  So, my insane mind decided to mix em together.

Can you guess what I did? Need another hint?

I MADE A PIZZA PIE! If you think there is nothing better than spin dip, you are wrong. Spin dip pizza is the most delicious thing in the entirety of spin dip and pizza. The crunchy crust creates the perfect compliment to the ooegy, gooey, cheesy topping. Plus, the fresh, juicy tomatos and artichokes add the perfect tangy/sweetness. And, of course, I added liberal dashes of crushed red pepper to give every orgasmic bite the right amount of kick.

Plus, each slice has just shy of 170 calories and 6 grams of fat (thank you fat free Ricotta cheese!) So you can indulge and still fit into your skinny jeans. (How do I know this? I shoved my self into my size too small Rock &  Republics while eating and they still fit, very snugly, but still fit.) Guys, I’m not lying when I say that I don’t know if I can enjoy spin dip with the same delight anymore. I may always have to eat it in pizza form.

PS. Aren’t the photos amazing? Those are courtesy of my roomie Ryan Hicks, who is breaking into the photography biz. Give him a shout out, won’t you? He’s teaching me his trendy food ways!

Spin Dip Pizza Pie


Yield: 1 10 inch pizza
Prep time: >10 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 minutes


  • 1 12 inch whole wheat pizza crust
  • 1 6 ounce containor (or 1 cup) of fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1 5-6 ounce package of frozen spinach, cooked and seperated
  • 6  artichoke hearts, drained fully and chopped
  •  1 cloves of finely chopped garlic
  • Liberal dashes of salt and pepper
  • 3/4 12 ounce can of italian seasoned diced tomatos, drained
  • 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup of Parmesean cheese
  • Liberal dashes of crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

How to Make It:

  • Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Spread olive oil over crust. Mix three cheeses, spinach, salt and pepper and red pepper flakes together. Using a spoon, spread cheese mixture over crust and cover evenly.
  • Add artichoke hearts, tomatoes, garlic and more red pepper flakes and salt and pepper.

  • Bake pizza for about 10-12 minutes on a pizza plate, or until crust is browned and cheese is melted.
  • Eat and repeat, my friends. This stuff is good!

What I wouldn’t do for a gigantic slice of this AMAZING pie right now. Like, I’d probably sell a kindey or something. The metly cheese and tangy, yet savory artichokes make the world’s most perfect pizza. Totally worth a kindey. I mean, that’s why we have two, right?

Nutritional information per slice: 170 calories, 6.2 grams of fat, 50 grams of carbohydrates and 11 grams of protein.

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  1. Posted by Ashley Whelan on
    Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
  2. Posted by Bake Your Day on
    Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
    Pizza and spin dip are big indulgences for me. This. Is. Perfect!
  3. Posted by Stella on
    Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
    I can't wait to  try this!!! Thank you!
  4. Posted by Cindie Abbate on
    Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
    umm...I think I know what I'm making for dinner tonight!
  5. Posted by Jessica Trimble on
    Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
    I think this sounds amazzzing. Mmm
  6. Posted by Lauren on
    Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
    This looks delish!! Great pics :)
  7. Posted by Joanne on
    Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
    I just know that tastes absolutely delicious. Who doesn't love spinach dip and then you put it on a pizza?! TERRIFIC!
  8. Posted by Michelle O on
    Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
    Omg this looks fantastic! I always feel guilty about pizza, this helps!
  9. Posted by eliotseats on
    Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
    OK---I always thought mayo was used in spin dip.  I was wondering how in the world you cut the fat and got to 170 calories a slice????  This is my new dip recipe (and pizza recipe) for parties!!!!
  10. Friday, October 21st, 2011
    WOW this looks fantastic! It looks especially wonderful since I just discovered I love artichokes!
  11. Posted by Katie C on
    Monday, October 24th, 2011
    Brilliant, I tell you! I too am a freak for spinach artichoke dip. It was my gateway to liking spinach and artichokes...I would never eat them before I discovered the dippy goodness. Now, I can't get enough of either of them. Mmmm. And making it into a pizza? I die. Tummy...rumbling...
  12. Posted by Judy on
    Thursday, June 20th, 2013
    This sounds delicious! I was wondering how many slices are in each pizza.