Cool California Pizza

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By Kathy Lochner
from Herscher, IL

Another recipe taken from one of The Pampered Chef cookbooks.


  • 1 pkg
    refrigerator pizza crust dough
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 clove
    garlic minced or 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 14 oz
    can water-pack artichoke hearts, drained & cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 medium
    plum tomatoes, seeded & chopped
  • 1/2 c
    pitted ripe olives, drained & chopped

How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400. Unroll pizza crust dough onto a greased 14-inch pizza pan. Pat out dough to edges. Bake 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven. Let stand until cool.
  • 2
    Combine the cream cheese and garlic in a medium mixing bowl and mix well. Stir in the parmesan cheese and half the basil. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the baked crust. Sprinkle with the remaining basil, artichokes, tomatoes and olives. Cut into wedges & serve.