Liza Greis

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Artichoke & Garlic Spread for Cheesy Bread

If you are a regular reader you know I have a love (that borders on obsession) of artichokes and basil and anything that contains either one. Put them both together and well, it’s a match made in heaven. I have shared my artichoke bruschetta and my artichoke and basil lasagna in the past. Today it is my artichoke spread for cheesy bread or pizza!

When we make homemade pizza, I always add artichoke hearts to mine. It is good, but I wanted to make it taste even more artichoke-y. That is where this concoction came from. It was born out of my undying love of artichokes and boredom one afternoon.

Tell me I am not the only child who “invented” recipes. When I was 10 I was bound and determined to invent a brand new salad dressing. For days I blended things in my mom’s blender that had no right to be mixed together. Needless to say I never came up with the next big thing in salad dressing. A part of that child is still in me and for once in my life, blending things up in the blender had a yummier outcome.



Artichoke & Garlic Spread for Cheesy Bread

Yield: Enough sauce for two large cheesy breads


  • 12 ounce bottle of Marinated Artichoke Hearts
  • 1-2 cloves of Garlic (depending on their size) or 1 tablespoon of Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 5-6 Fresh Basil Leaves


  1. Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender until smooth.

This makes enough sauce fo either two batches of cheesy bread or a cheesy bread and a pizza. I feed five guys at my house so I opt for the 12 ounce bottle. If you need to make less, use the 6 ounce bottle of marinated hearts and reduce the other ingredients by half.

My favorite brands for marinated artichoke hearts (don’t buy the canned plain hearts) are Napoleon and Reese.

Like I sad, I made this to go on pizza, but one day decided to put it on cheesy bread sticks. It was a HUGE hit with the kids. They like it better than regular garlic spread. We may have had it with dinner three different times last week….




I always add feta before topping it with mozzarella.




I use the same recipe for the bread sticks as I do for pizza. I shared my 30 minute pizza dough recipe HERE.





Do you make homemade pizza or breadsticks? 



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  1. Nicole says

    This looks so delicious!! We will surely be trying this recipe. We make our own pizzas and hot pockets but have not found a good breadstick recipe, I think we have now found one. Sharing with my followers!! Thanks for linking up with inspire Me Monday.

  2. Joybee says

    I’m obsessed with artichokes too. Garlic is pretty high on my list too. I try to always have a jar of marinated artichokes on hand and love the on pizza or by themselves as a snack. I can’t wait to try this spread. Pinning.


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