In a large mixing bowl, combine warm water, yeast, oil, and sugar. Let sit for about 10 minutes so the yeast can activate.
Mix in flour, salt, and all seasonings. Mix until a ball forms.
Knead pizza dough for 5 - 10 minutes. Form into a ball, then place in a greased mixing bowl, coated in oil.
Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 - 2 hours. I usually put mine in the oven to rise! Preheat the oven on a low temp, open the oven door to let some heat escape, then place the covered dough in to let it rise.
Once the dough has risen, and doubled in size, punch it down, and knead it back into a ball.
Grease a small pan (cake pan works best), and preheat oven to 420.
Heat a medium sized pan over medium heat with oil.
Saute onion and garlic for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
While the garlic and onion is cooking, chop artichoke hearts into small pieces.
Add spinach to the onion and garlic. Saute until the spinach is tiny.
In a small bowl, combine the spinach / onion / garlic mixture with chopped artichoke hearts, and LeGrand Cream Cheese.
Spread the pizza dough out into a rectangle, about the size of a sheet of paper. The dough rises quite a bit, so make sure its pressed pretty thin. 1/4 inch is fine.
Spread the spinach and artichoke mixture evenly over the pizza dough, working it edge to edge.
Roll the pizza dough into a long cylinder. Poke a few toothpicks through where the dough meets to hold it in place while you cut it.
Cut 1 inch thick rolls off the pizza cylinder and place them in the cake pan. Line them up around the edges first, then fill the center with 2 - 4 more rolls! They should be pretty close together, it's better if they're touching!
I sprayed the tops of my spinach and artichoke rolls with oil so they would brown, this is optional but recommended. Sprinkle tops with parsley if desired. Bake for 20 minutes.
Allow to cool for a few minutes then serve warm with marinara sauce to dip!
We used LeGrand Vegan Chive and Onion Cream Cheese in this recipe! I find this cream cheese is somewhat similar to hummus, since it’s made with chickpeas, so it’s super creamy and substantial! This cream cheese has a subtle cheese flavour, and isn’t overpowering or offensive, which makes it perfect for this recipe!
You don’t have to use seasoned dough for this recipe, but I do recommend it since the inside filling isn’t SUPER flavourful. It’s nice for the entire roll to be flavourful, even without the filling!
For reference, I use about 2 – 3 tbsp of seasoning in total for my pizza dough. I listed what I normally use, but feel free to change it up and use the seasonings you like! Make sure to use at least 2 tbsp of seasoning to ensure the flavour actually comes through!
For the easiest pizza dough ever, see my bread machine pizza dough recipe! As long as you have a bread machine, you can make pizza dough in 2 minutes with pretty much no mess!