First made in Sweden, this Artichoke pizza is a delectable vegetarian pizza you can make at home.
Created well, the following pizza enjoys an exquisite taste, matched with a classic aroma to enjoy.
Ensure you always pick high quality ingredients and complement them with a fantastic crust for you and friends to enjoy a enjoyable pizza meal.
If you’re in the mood for a Vegetarian pizza with Tomato sauce then this is the sign you have been waiting for.
Pizza is a dish that is enjoyed around the world for a variety of reasons! One of the main reasons is its universality. Pizza is a dish that can be adapted to suit local tastes and ingredients, making it a favorite in countries far and wide. For example, you can find a pizza Margherita in Italy, a Tandoori chicken pizza in India, or a BBQ Pizza in America.
Also, the simple, yet satisfying ingredients like the dough, cheese, and tomato sauce, which are the base for almost any pizza, are widely available and affordable for most of the countries.
Another reason why pizza is so popular globally, is its convenience. Pizza can be eaten in a variety of settings, whether it’s at a sit-down restaurant, on the go, or even delivered to your door. And lastly, It has become a cultural phenomenon, a cuisine that transcends borders and is recognized and enjoyed by people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures. All these reasons make pizza a dish that is truly enjoyed around the world.
Pizza in Sweden
As well as Pizza, in Sweden you’ll find they enjoy Meat stew, soups, pancakes, casseroles, and nearly every Swedish meal year round has Potatoes; even whole Buttered or Sugared Potatoes.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Sweden here.
Artichoke Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Artichoke Pizza from either a backyard pizza oven or using a pizza stone.
Artichoke Pizza Ingredients
Ensure you have enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce are designed for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 2 tsps salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
Artichoke Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Swedish Cheese
Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) tomatoes, whole or crushed
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 1/4 a small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Artichoke Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
If you don’t have much time, grab a premade pizza base at your local grocery store, or create your own homemade pizza dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let the mixture stand for approx. five minutes.
- Add salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using dough mixer or hands, gently mix dough until smooth. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place mixture in and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size.
- Pour dough mix out onto a clean, floured surface. Now hand knead gently for another five minutes.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Don’t settle for store-bought sauce, make your own with the recipe provided for a truly homemade pizza experience.
- Add ingredients in a large bowl, and stir or blend well.
- Ensure all ingredients are mixed together well.
- Keep mixture sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready. Enjoy!
- Keep sauce in fridge or freeze for future use.
Garlic can make or break a pizza sauce recipe, adjust the amount to suit your taste.
Preparing Artichoke Pizza
Preheat your oven to at least 450 degrees for 30 minutes or longer.
Spread out pizza dough on floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, you can create your pizza on it (after flouring).
Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce Thinly yet evenly, leaving a margin for the crust.
Add the largest toppings first – typically meat or seafood, then the smaller toppings.
Add cheese last, and sprinkle it all over to help keep the toppings in place when it melts.
This pizza has the following toppings:
- Swedish Cheese
This pizza is great tasting as is, or you could make some homemade garlic bread as well?
Put the Artichoke pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten minutes.
After approximately 10 minutes, open oven door and check on pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
The artichoke is actually the bud of a flower called a Thistle. You can tell when an Artichoke is fresh, when squeezed, the Leaves should squeak a little.
Artichoke contain healthy chemicals that can reduce nausea, vomiting, spasms, and gas. They also help to lower cholesterol and protect the liver.
When making Artichoke Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have already, and avoid spending a ton of money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
A pastry brush is vital if you need to ever coat your dough in water, oil, eggs or more. They are cheap to have and very handy to use.
If you ever coat your dough in water, oil, eggs or more, then you need a pastry brush. These brushes tend to be cheap to have and very handy to use.
Do you have quality digital kitchen scales? It’s a great tool for any chef or pizza cook.
Swedish Cheese is a savory and delicious topping option for pizzas, adding an unmistakable flavor that is sure to please any pizza lover. This unique cheese has its roots in the country of Sweden, where it has been used for centuries in many traditional dishes as well as contemporary creations.
Made from cow’s milk, Swedish Cheese has an intense aroma and a mild taste that offers just the right amount of saltiness when placed on top of pizzas. Its creamy texture pairs perfectly with tomatoes and other vegetables, making it a perfect addition to any pizza recipe.
Here are some interesting facts about pizza.
Hawaiian pizza isn’t from Hawaii
A retired cook, Sam Panopoulos, added pineapple to a pizza and served the iconic pizza variation at the Satellite Restaurant in Ontario, Canada.
Ah, a museum
There is a Pizza museum in Philadelphia called Pizza Brain. It contains one of the world’s largest collections of pizza themed memorabilia. Oh and you can buy and eat pizza there too.
In 2014, a gentleman from Maryland, Dan Janssen, gained a minor level of fame for having eaten pizza at least once every day for 25 years.
Keen on seeing more than Artichoke pizza? We have plenty of other Vegetarian pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Hope to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.
Can I use stevia when making pizza dough?
It isn’t advised to use any sugar substitutes in your dough. They often won’t feed the yeast and they have a different burning level than normal sugars. You can try of course, however you’ve been warned.
When is pepperoni pizza day?
Pepperoni Pizza day is officially 20 September, however you should also note that this style of pizza is an American invention, and not Italian. It is likely to only really be celebrated in the USA.
Can I use the pan that came in the stove for making pizza?
Possibly, however I always recommend using a pizza stone in your typical kitchen oven, rather than an oven pan. Most oven pans have high sides, and make it hard for the base to get cooked through thoroughly. A pizza stone solves this issue. Short answer? Try it and see!
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