Southern Pizza Slab Pie

When you think pie, Do you think Pizza? Well, you might if you lived up North and are accustomed to big ole slices of pizza with crust on the top and bottom but down here in the South when we think of pie we think Blueberry, Blackberry, Strawberry or yours truly personal favorite- Peach Pie. How do you make a pizza more southern? Make into a pie. Literally, with pie lattice work and all on top!


This Christmas I am SLAMMED! And by slammed I mean running around crazy, no time to breath, 10- yes- 10 bags of my spicy cajun trash mix ready to hand out, 6 ziplocs full of homemade cookies, 3 bags of lemon bark candy, and so much more- christmas programs, cookies exchanges, web design deadlines, handing paci to my husband and then remembering it was really for the little one, giving the boys a bath and then realizing I never washed their hair,- Listen the lists of craziness I am doing would drive you CRAZY so I will stop there and just say I am doing SUPER DUPER good getting this post up in time. After all its Christmas and one of the best gifts I can ever gift someone is the joy over a fabulous delicious recipe! So, from me to you here is my Southern Pizza Pie, complete with Italian sausage, artichokes, spinach, peppers and yes of course- CHEESE!



I do hope you enjoy it and try it on for a nice weeknight dinner this season when you are going CRAZY yourself, I can’t promise it will lessen the load but I can promise it will make you enjoyable while you eat:)


Southern Pizza Slab Pie
  • 2 packages of refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • 8 ounces of sweet Italian sausage
  • 10 ounces of frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 can of drained, chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • ¾ cup onion chopped
  • 2 cups shredded pizza cheese
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Unroll pizza dough on the surface of your baking pan allowing the edges to slightly fall off the side (as it will shrink up in the oven) place bake in refrigerator until time to cook. Meanwhile cook your sausage for 5 to 7 minutes breaking it up into small crumbles and then toss in the chopped onion and chopped artichoke hearts. Toss in the spinach and garlic and cook until garlic is browned. Remove and set aside to cool. Mix in the pizza sauce. Set aside. When cool to the touch top the first layer of pizza dough/crust with the filling the sprinkle on the pizza cheese. Use the second pizza dough and cut into 10-12 1 inch slices. Arrange the slices first horizontally then vertically on top of the filling. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or 20

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  1. Bonnie

    Pecan! As a southerner living up north (Chicago is “up northish”), I still manage to get my favorite pies. Of course, pizza is king here. I love your slab pizza. It will impress my Chi-town friends for sure.


  2. val

    Pizza Slab Pie – genius and I see it in my future.

  3. Melynda

    This sounds great, and what a treat to take to a gathering. Not the usual cheese ball!

  4. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert

    This looks and sounds fantastic! I have been running around a little crazy but may see the light at the end of the tunnel. I could use a good nap and a slab of pizza – yum!

  5. kitchen flavours

    This looks delicious! Wish I could have a slice right now!

  6. Asmita

    Looks and sounds divine!

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  8. Liz

    I love the idea of a savory slab pie! And your filling ingredients are all right up my alley…fantastic!!!

  9. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    How creative. I’ve never seen anything like this. The lattice top is so pretty too.

  10. ATasteOfMadness

    Wow, this looks delicious! It almost looks too good to eat 🙂

  11. Joanne

    This is crazy!! And amazing. And the perfect comfort cure for all this Christmas craziness!

  12. Eva

    Now that is quite creative Jessica, nicely done. We’re trying to reduce our carbs so I’d likely leave off the top lattice but I’m just drooling over the filling you’ve prepared. Now I’m going to search for the lemon bark recipe, sounds intriguing.

  13. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Pie for me has blueberries or pecans in it but this is really cute! Only a few more weeks and life will return to normal, whatever that is. 🙂

  14. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    Such a fun idea and a great way to feed a crowd.

  15. lena

    your idea of a pizza pie sounds great, i wld love to have a slice ..mmm..scrumptious fillings!

  16. nancy at good food matters

    AMAZING! love the latticed pizza. and I can’t believe all that you’ve accomplished. Go Jess! but take a little time for yourself Soon. 🙂

  17. Geni

    Oh, my gosh! Looks so crazy yummy! I know this time of year can be non-stop but take a break now and then to inhale, exhale and enjoy.

  18. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Wow Jessica, this is in deed a neat recipe!!! I’d LOVE to go the south one day. I’m so used to California as my “American” image and I know it’s just a part of the big united states! My kids will love pizza that looks delicious like this. I love pies too! Really fun to be creative and discover new delicious meals. Haha your schedule does sound crazy! Enjoy your holiday season with your family! 🙂

  19. Daphne

    You are an amazing women. Look at how busy you are! This is the best ever idea. I bet your kids and hubby loves it. Hope you get a little breather during this Christmas hols. Merry Christmas!

  20. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    How clever and it sounds delicious. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas day.

    1. Karen (Back Road Journal)

      Just stopped back by to wish you all the best in the New Year.

  21. Atika

    Love pizza and pie and your version looks delicious

  22. Carroll

    This is the type of dish that is hard to cut into- and at the same time family friendly!! Love it!

  23. Kelli H

    This look like my knd of comfort food for one of those crazy days like it sounds your having. lol Where can I find that lemon bark at that would just top this southern pie off right yum

  24. lena

    hi, just dropping by to wish you a wonderful new year ahead! CHeers!

  25. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    This looks delicious and I think I can leave the meat out and make this a veggie pizza for us!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that this New Year brings you lots of Gods blessings!!

  26. Velva

    Happy New Year! Now, we can start our crazy hectic lives all over again in 2014.

    You do pie well! This is delicious.


  27. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books

    This looks delicious! =)
    Im new to your blog, love your ideas!

  28. Liz

    OOh, I love your savory pizza pie! The filling sounds phenomenal!!

  29. Kaitlin Weiler

    YUM! I never thought to do a pizza version of a slab pie before. Great idea!

  30. recetasbonappetit

    Qué pinta mas deliciosa…

  31. Roz

    I simply cannot get over your incredible creativity with each and every recipe that you create and share! You even included artichokes in this savory pizza delight! The pastry is perfect too! Pinned and I cannot wait to make it. SERIOUSLY!!! Hope that you’re having a beautiful and blessed 2014!


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