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Pesto Pizza with Feta Stuffed Crust

This perfect pizza with a tist. The stuffed crust brings it to a new level with Feta.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried)
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic Compliments of Lee and Maria’s Market
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pizza mozzarella
  • 3/4 pound pizza dough
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup calmata olives finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato bruschetta mix
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup Gruyère cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 3 ounces italitan sausage sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter olive oil Compliments of Dressed by an Olive

Instructions
 

  • Position the oven rack in the upper 1/3 portion of your oven. Preheat the oven or BBQ to 500° F. for at least 30 minutes before baking, preferably 1-2 hours ahead. If you have a baking stone, start preheating it.
  • To make the herb seasoning, combine the basil, oregano, grated garlic, lemon zest, and a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • Combine the feta, 1/3 cup mozzarella, and 2 tablespoons of the herb seasoning in a bowl.
  • On a lightly floured surface, push/roll the pizza dough out until it is pretty thin (about a 12-14 inch circle). Place the pizza dough on a lightly oiled sheet pan or pizza screen. Arrange the feta cheese mix around the edge of the dough. Fold the edges of the dough over the cheese, pinching to seal the cheese inside.
  • Spread on the pesto and olives. Sprinkle on 2/3 cup mozzarella, the Gruyère, and parmesan. Add the tomato bruschetta mix and sliced sausage. Sprinkle the remaining herb seasoning over top.
  • Using a oil brush, gently brush the crust with Butter Olive Oil.
  • Slide into the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes, rotate the pizza, and bake another 3-5 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese has melted. Top the pizza with fresh basil. ENJOY!
Keyword feta, pizza