California Pizza Kitchen, known within the food industry as CPK, is a casual dining restaurant chain that specializes in California-style pizza. The restaurant was started in 1985 by attorneys Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax in Beverly Hills, California. The chain is widely known for its innovative and non traditional pizzas, such as the "Original BBQ Chicken Pizza", BLT, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken pizzas. They also serve various kinds of pasta, salads, soups, sandwiches and desserts. They have an extensive children's menu for children ages 10 and under which includes a variety of different pizzas, pastas, salad, and chicken.

The chain has over 230 locations in 32 US states and eleven other countries, including 26 California Pizza Kitchen ASAP kiosks designed to serve passengers at airports and shopping malls. The company licensed its name to Kraft Foods to distribute a line of premium frozen pizzas, in 2000.; Nestlé purchased Kraft's pizza lines in 2010.



White Pizza

Here is a restaurant copycat recipe for California Pizza Kitchen white pizza.  This pizza has garlic and spinach and is topped with Italian cheese like Mozzarella, Fontina, Ricotta, Parmesan and Pecorino Romano.  Read on to learn how to make this at home.
I found these prepared pizza crusts at Walmart for under $2 a piece. Boboli also makes a nice crust that will work great for this type of pizza.


1 prepared pizza shell
8 oz Italian cheese blend
2 Tbsp olive oil
grated Parmesan cheese
1 (10 oz frozen spinach (thawed)
1 grated garlic clove


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Brush prepared crust with olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle spices over the crust to taste.
  4. Thaw spinach and remove liquid.
  5. Spread it over the crust.
  6. Top will Italian cheeses.
  7. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  8. Place pizza on a pan.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes till the cheese browns and is bubbly.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Yessss! This is the white pizza I was looking for! There are two think crusts in the package, so I made on like your directions, and the second one I added some artichokes. I tossed in a wrap just to see how it went, a little crispy, but fun to eat. I only had fresh baby spinach handy so I wilted it a bi, and it was just as good! THANK YOU!!