Chicken & Spinach Pizza with Garlic White Sauce Recipe

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I love pizza. We all love pizza here in this house. Sometimes though, I get tired of the regular toppings that we usually default to. Pepperoni, ground beef and mushroom, even Hawaiian gets old sometimes. During those times I usually make some kind of white pizza. The sauce for this takes less than 5 minutes to make, and it goes so well with these toppings. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Start by melting about 3 tablespoons of butter in a small saute pan. Add to that 2-3 teaspoons of garlic, depending on how much you like garlic (and if you plan on doing any kissing later on in the evening.)

Let that cook over medium-low heat for about 30 seconds, and then add to it 1.5 cups of heavy cream, and ½ cup parmesan cheese. The kind in the green can is fine for this, but if you have some of the good stuff laying around, feel free to use that too. Let it all cook, simmering lightly, until it cooks down a bit and thickens up. Add salt to taste, and if you like it, some fresh basil goes great with this in the sauce.

While the sauce is cooking, pre bake your crust until it starts getting a bit brown on the top.

Chop up some cooked chicken. You can use breasts or thighs. Either works well!

While you are at it, chop up some lightly steamed and WELL drained spinach. (this photo is before I squeezed all the water out!)

Put the sauce (as much as you like on it! I had some left over to dip my crusts in.) on the pizza, top with some mozzarella and provolone cheese, and the spinach.

Toss the chicken on, and top the pizza with a little more mozzarella, and a few sprinkles of parmesan.

Pop the pizza back in the oven and bake until the crust is fully cooked and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Brush the crust with a mixture of melted butter, garlic salt, parsley, and more parmesan cheese if you want it to be extra yummy!

Chicken and spinach pizza with garlic white sauce


  1. 3 TBSP butter
  2. 2 tsp garlic, minced
  3. 1.5 cups heavy cream
  4. 1/4-1/2 cup grated parmesan
  5. 1/2 batch pizza dough
  6. 2 cups mozzarella & provolone cheese
  7. 3-4 TBSP grated parmesan
  8. 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  9. 2 cups lightly steamed and drained spinach
  10. 3-4 TBSP seasoned garlic butter


Melt butter in a saute pan over medium-low heat. Add garlic. Cook 30 seconds and add cream and parmesan. Continue cooking over medium-low heat until reduced and thickened. Salt to taste.

Pre-bake crust for approximately 10 minutes, or until it starts to get a lightly golden brown color on top.

Top pizza with white sauce, mozzarella/provolone cheese, chicken, spinach, and parmesan cheese.

Bake an additional 10 minutes, or until crust is completely cooked and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Brush crust with the garlic butter mixture and enjoy!