Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tasty Tuesdays: Pesto Pizza with Arugula & Goat Cheese

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
This is my new favorite pizza - it is delicious.  My sister and I made up this pizza a month or so ago and made it again this weekend.  We love it.

- Prepared pizza dough (instead of making our own, we used a ball of frozen dough from the grocery store)
- 3 oz. pesto (we used a jar from the grocery store)
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder, salt, and ground black pepper to taste
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped
- 1/4 cup goat cheese crumbles
- 1/4 cup fresh mozzarella, cut into pieces
- 1 large handful arugula leaves
- 1 lemon, cut in half

1.  Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.  Prepare pizza dough according to package instructions or recipe.  Roll out dough to desired size - 14" round works well for this recipe.  Place dough on pizza stone or cookie sheet and sprinkle with olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Bake in oven for 4 - 6 minutes.  Remove from oven.
2.  Spread pesto evenly around crust.  Top with peppers, olives, and both cheeses.  Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until slightly browned.  Remove from oven and immediately top with handful of arugula leaves.  Squeeze 1/2 of lemon evenly over pizza (you may not need all the juice from the 1/2 of lemon; just squeeze to taste!)
3.  Slice pizza and serve immediately.

The flavors of this pizza are so good together.  We served this with fresh Italian sausage on the side to round out the meal.  And of course, a little red wine as well.  What good Italian doesn't enjoy a little vino with dinner?

What did you cook this week?
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  1. Your pizza loks amazing! Thanks for hosting!

  2. As always, your featured recipe looks awesome! It is on my to try list!

  3. Thanks for hosting another great party! I brought over a chocolate cake with a peanut butter glaze.


  4. My husband just mentioned pizza for dinner. I bet if I show him your recipe I will be off to the grocery store with a list of ingredients to make our own. Thanks for sharing, Alissa!

  5. Thanks for hosting this party! I've finally gotten around to following you socially! :) Sorry it's taken me so long. Also, I've just posted my Tasty Tuesdays link party on my blog & I'd love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/Tasty-Tuesdays-8-features-ad.html

  6. MMM this looks SO good! And of course I'm in the middle of the cleanse, thanks to you!! ;)

  7. We LOVE unusual pizzas, so I'm definitely adding this recipe to my book!

  8. This does look amazing! I will have to remember this for some time I'm feeling like pizza. I also enjoyed reading about the 3-day cleanse you blogged about.

  9. This looks SO GOOD. I love goat cheese on pizza :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  10. What a delicious and simple pizza! I'm intrigued about the wine in the crust. Need to try this method, soon. Thanks for sharing. pakistan pizza hut deals

  11. Oh, this pizza sounds amazing.. And it looks so colourful as well! Thank you for the recipe! :)

  12. I love making pizzas completely from scratch! If you've got the time I think it's SO worth it :)
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