One of our favorite restaurants to grab take-out at is a little mediterranean restaurant called Petra. Our go to item is their Greek Feta Pizza with pesto, spinach, onions, garlic, tomatoes, artichoke hearts and feta cheese. Although we could call our order in ahead of time, we usually just go in and enjoy some fresh pita bread and share a pint of beer while we wait just because we can.
On Friday night, we set out to recreate this pizza. Now Friday nights are usually our I don’t feel like cooking, let’s eat out nights, so to keep us on track, I grabbed one of Trader Joe’s pre-made pizza doughs and some pesto on my way home from work. From start to finish, the pizza took about 30 minutes to make and then about 10 minutes to devour. Ours didn’t have quite as much fat and oil as Petra’s, but it was still crazy good.
We also made a small salad on the side to complete the meal.
Here’s the Greek Feta Pizza Recipe:
1 plain Trader Joe’s pizza dough
1/2 cup pesto
1 cup mozzarella cheese, packed
1 cup fresh spinach, packed
6-8 marinated artichoke hearts
6-8 marinated green olives, chopped
1 medium heirloom tomato, chopped
1/4 cup feta cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees.
Roll out pizza dough. Spread pesto to cover the surface then top with the mozzarella cheese.
Add spinach (it will look like a lot but will cook down), artichoke hearts, green olives, and tomato. Top with feta cheese.
Cook for about 15-20 minutes, until crust is golden brown and cheese has melted.