Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Artichoke + Pesto Pizza (See Jane Cook)


Pizza is easily one of my favorite foods that I don't make nearly enough.  When you buy pre-made dough (from Trader Joe's, for example), it's so easy to create your own!  I had an abundance of basil, so made my own pesto to top the pizza and added some favorite ingredients: marinated artichokes, red onion and fresh mozzarella.  Bon app├ętit! 


(*disclaimer:  I find the best way to bake these pre-made pizza dough is at 450 degrees on a pizza stone for 8 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 and transfer to a baking sheet for another 5 minutes...but that may just be my oven)



29 comments

  1. looks so delicious but what are these yellow pieces? is that tuna?

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  2. hi @Heba - the yellowish-green pieces are the marinated artichokes :)

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  3. I love using the TJs crust and brushing it w/ EVOO and throwing it on the grill! I brush the other side, flip it, remove it, add ingredients and put it back on to finish it off.

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  4. Yum! I made the exact same thing last night - but very italian, tomato paste, fresh mozzerella, and basil. Nom.

    xx Olivia
    www.theblackpeony.com

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  5. I'm ALWAYS down for a tasty, inventive pizza.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  6. Looks delicious!! Love your blog

    Love from South Africa

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  7. Mmmh this looks so delicious. Absolutely craving a piece right now.
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  8. ohh yummy I have been craving pizza, maybe I should make it pesto!

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  9. mmmm looks delish!


    xo julesinflats.blogspot.com

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  10. Yum! It looks delicious! I love pesto and pizza, so the perfect combination! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

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  11. When I first saw this post I was scared you made the dough. That's the only thing that holds me back from cooking my own pizza. I'm glad you used Trader Joe's! I love TJ's!

    XO,
    Caitlin
    www.douxrousse.com

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  12. That looks SO delicious. I'm a huge fan of artichokes.

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  13. I love to make pizza all the time ( I have a killer dough recipe that is SUPER easy if you ever want it too:)) and I have never tried red onion on my it. Brilliant!! I will be trying that one soon!! Thanks

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  14. i want to make myself tiny and lay down in the middle of the pizza because it looks that good. (you think i'm kidding...)

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  15. What a delicious looking pizza! Thanks so much for sharing, I can't wait to try it.

    I just posted a recipe for a easy, delicious shrimp floretine pasta on my blog if you're interested!

    Dana
    Big City Farm Girl

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  16. Wow that looks absolutely delicious! I love artichokes on my pizza so much!

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  17. Looks delicious! Great pics!

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  18. YUM! I love anything pesto. This looks so delicious :)

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  19. Looks so delicious!

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  20. Ugh this is what I need for dinner tonight! Looks so good, you're a delightful chef.

    <3 Cambria
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  21. Mmmmmm that looks super delicious!!!! I will definitely try this one!
    Xo
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  22. Love this recipe! Can't wait to try it out- Love TJ's!

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  23. Have you tried the Bob's Red Mill crust? It's my runner up (love the trader joe's one) but it's a good gluten-free alternative!

    xo,
    kate

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  24. I wish this was my lunch today! I LOVE artichokes and pesto :)

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