One favorite summer recipe of mine is Pesto Pizza with Feta and Tomatoes. Basil, tomatoes, garlic, and that salty bite of Feta? Oh yeah. I’m there.
I’m pretty much the only one in the house who eats it, but there’s a good chance that I can win my girls over to such a froofy pizza. Ya think? But, for now, I’m happy to have it all. to. myself.
Love that Pizza Night
Every week we have pizza, usually on Fridays. Most of the FishFam prefers sauce, cheese, and some kind of meat. Until I get a really good deal on “healthy” pepperoni (if such a thing exists), I plan to top most of our summer pizzas with chicken or sausage. I usually make a Jalapeno Burn each week which FishPapa, FishBoy12 and I split. Then, might make a cheese pizza or one of these babies that I eat all. by. myself.
Yes, yes, I do.
This recipe has its roots in my college days when I lived with a family from church. They introduced me to the wonders of Costco and Trader Joe’s. Back then, Trader Joe’s sold prebaked pizza rounds, like Boboli, but way better. (Like, they tasted good.) I don’t know if they still sell them. This was considered a “TJ’s meal” as all the ingredients could be purchased there. Back then, that was a big deal. Trader Joe’s now offers a much wider selection of items. You can still do that or buy the ingredients elsewhere.
This pizza is just bursting with summer flavors. I just planted six basil plants and two tomatoes so I’m hopeful that my pesto will be homemade and my tomatoes homegrown this summer.
Love feta on your pizza? Be sure to try our Easy Greek Pizza Recipe!
Pesto Pizza with Feta & Tomatoes
- 1 12-inch pizza dough
- ½ cup pesto
- 1 roma tomato, seeded and diced
- 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded (2 cups)
- 2 oz feta cheese crumbles (½ cup)
- Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Spray a 12-inch pizza pan or screen with nonstick cooking spray. Fit the pizza dough into the pan, stretching to fit.
- Spread the pesto sauce across the dough to cover. Distribute the tomato chunks across the pizza. Sprinkle the cheeses over the top.
- Bake the pizza for 8 to 9 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is crisp. Remove to a cutting surface to slice. Serve immediately.
Please, please, please….do a video blog of you making pizza!!! I’ve made your homemade dough and it’s a hit in my home. Your crusts look so great that I’d love to see how you roll out your dough and make your pizza. Thanks!!
@rose, Yes, I’d love to see a vlog of you making a pizza too. I recently started making my own dough and am really struggling with rolling it out. Thanks!
It’s on my list. Promise.
Wendy (The Local Cook)
that sounds so yummy! Can’t wait for home grown tomatoes.
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I am drooling…that pizza has all of my favorite ingredients.
Thanks for the meme!
Becky - Clean Mama
Thanks for hosting!
Super yum. My mouth is watering at 7:30 in the morning for pizza! 🙂 I make a similar pizza but I put olives and red onions on mine. And it has the creative name “Greek Pizza.” lol
During summer, every week we have a pizza day and a pasta salad day. I cut up extra topping on pizza day and those are the same ingredients that go into the pasta salad that week. So if it’s greek pizza, then it’s greek pasta. Also we do more traditional “italian” flavors like green peppers, pepperoni, etc. And a BBQ chicken pizza and pasta, and a mexican style too. I know it doesn’t give great variety but it is so easy!
Variety is sometimes overrated. Enough is as good as a feast. 😉
Oooh…I miss Trader Joe’s pizza dough, and everything else Trader Joe’s. I think if I would have realized 5 years ago that the closest TJ’s was over 8 hours away, we never would have moved to Central Florida!
My disappointment about Trader Joe’s now that we live close to one is that it is MUCH more expensive than it was before we moved. With popularity comes a higher price, I guess. 😉
I may have to try this out on the grill. It’s too hot to turn on the oven, but I already have several partially baked crusts in the freezer!
We have never done the grill. Is it really easy?
We always grill pizza in the summer. So easy! I do like to have partially baked crusts as I think they cook more evenly. Here’s how we do it : http://www.fiskerellibellies.com/2010/04/grilled-pizza.html
Yumm! I love feta and this pizza sounds great.
I love this recipe swap! How fun! Thanks!
I am anxiously awaiting the results of your frozen pizza dough adventure 😉 I have been making fresh dough…but would love to be able to freeze some.
The pesto pizza looks amazing.
Judy @ Frugal at Home
Thanks for hosting! 🙂
This is one of my favorite pizzas too! I make it all the time for myself using a whole wheat pita for the crust. Yum!
The pizza looks delicious!
Kara @ Home With Purpose
Looks yummy…and simple! Going to have to try this one!
This will be so fun to follow this summer!
Thanks so much for hosting another yummy URS!
jenna Food WIth Kid Appeal
i would eat pesto, tomato, feta over meat and cheese any. day. of. the. week.
i’m sharing a new concoction i served my family, including MIL. Asian pasta with baby bok choy and chicken. She loved it, which is saying a lot, usually she doesn’t go for “health” food. and i’m proud of my picture, can’t stop staring at it. come check it out 🙂
You always make me smile, Jenna. 🙂
Hey! That pizza recipe is a Lazy Mom recipe!!!
Yes, ma’am, it is. And if my freezer dough works out, oh my!