Pesto Pizza with Feta (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Anything Goes)

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Ultimate Recipe Swap

Welcome to Ultimate Recipe Swap. I’m your host, FishMama. This is a weekly roundup of great recipes. I hope that you’ll find all sorts of great goodies to cook up this summer each Thursday.

In case you missed it earlier this week, here’s the summer schedule of URS Themes.

June 10: Anything Goes
June 17: Birthday Cake RoundUp
June 24: Summer Recipes
July 1: Fourth of July Recipes
July 8: Be Cool
July 15: BBQ
July 22: Picnic
July 29: Grab and Go
August 5: Freezer Friendly
August 12: Crockpot
August 19: Fresh Produce
August 26: Camping
September 2: Cooking for a Crowd

I think between the lot of us, we’ll have the summer covered for good eats and fun get-togethers with friends and family.

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.

Pesto Pizza with Feta and Tomatoes

pizza dough for one pizza
1/2 cup basil pesto
1 roma tomato, chopped
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles

Preheat oven to 475°. Grease pizza pan and form dough to fit. (I use rectangle pans). Spread pesto over surface. Sprinkle on tomatoes and cheeses. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes until crust is crisp, cheese is melted, and toppings are hot.

What’s a favorite recipe of yours?

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About Jessica Fisher

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  1. Hey! That pizza recipe is a Lazy Mom recipe!!!

    • Jessica Fisher says

      Yes, ma’am, it is. And if my freezer dough works out, oh my!

  2. 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 🙂

  3. Thanks so much for hosting another yummy URS!

  4. This will be so fun to follow this summer!

  5. Looks yummy…and simple! Going to have to try this one!

  6. The pizza looks delicious!

  7. 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!

  8. Thanks for hosting! 🙂

  9. Amanda says

    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.

  10. I love this recipe swap! How fun! Thanks!

  11. Yumm! I love feta and this pizza sounds great.

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

    • Jessica Fisher says

      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. 😉

  14. elizabeth says

    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!

    • Jessica Fisher says

      Variety is sometimes overrated. Enough is as good as a feast. 😉

  15. Thanks for hosting!

  16. I am drooling…that pizza has all of my favorite ingredients.

    Thanks for the meme!

  17. Hazelnut Iced Coffee— Better than Starbucks!

  18. that sounds so yummy! Can’t wait for home grown tomatoes.

  19. 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!!

    • Lacy D says

      @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!

    • Jessica Fisher says

      It’s on my list. Promise.

  20. Looks delicious!

  21. That pizza looks amazing!! I just came across your blog and decided to join in the fun. Thanks for hosting!

  22. Melissa says

    Here’s my newly favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe:

    I came up with it after trying and modifying other peoples “healthier” while wheat cookies. I wanted something that had all great ingredients (freshly ground wheat, coconut oil, organic eggs, butter and sugars) but still tasted great–not too dense or gritty. I wanted them to taste like the treat that cookies are! I think this recipe is a winner!

  23. That pizza looks INCREDIBLE!!!

  24. Looks like a great list of recipes! Thanks!

  25. Thanks for hosting this all summer.

  26. I love that pizza, too, and can get my family to eat it if I add chicken to it- yum!

  27. I can’t wait to try the pesto sauce. That does sound amazing. I usually do garlic olive oil with tomato, basil and chevrie or fresh mozzarella. But I do love feta and I have some.
    Thanks for the great idea.

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