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This Pesto Pizza with Feta Stuffed Crust is perfect for those nights when you’re looking for really good pizza, but don’t want to head out. Homemade pizza dough baked up with a feta stuffed crust, topped with basil pesto, three kinds of cheese, roasted red peppers, pepperoni, and a house style “pizza seasoning”. As soon as the pizza comes out of the oven, top with basil, slice, eat, and ENJOY. Every last bite of this pizza is delicious and will leave you wanting more. The cheese-filled garlicky herb crust is basically like garlic bread and makes for one delicious pizza!
You know, some weeks really are just better than others. Last week I struggled big time. Everything I made I wasn’t feeling the most confident about. Fortunately, this week is totally different. I’ve really loved every recipe I’ve made. So much so that I’m sharing them with you guys as soon as possible. Like Monday’s Gordita CRUNCH tacos and now today’s Pesto Pizza with Feta Stuffed Crust.
I had this idea earlier in the week. And while I had about 10% of my brain questioning the idea, the other 90% of my brain was nothing short of excited. So, I didn’t second it guess it like I usually do. Instead, I just created it. And you guys, this pizza is really just everything delicious.
I’m so excited to be sharing it here today. I feel like it’s perfect for this week since so many of us are really freezing our butts off with this winter weather!
(pizza before baking)
If you’re on Tiktok, you know all about the feta pasta that has basically broken the internet. I feel like it’s everywhere right now. Every other person is currently remaking it and then sharing the recipe. Look, I’m sure that pasta really is delicious, but if someone has already shared it, you probably don’t need to see it from me.
So, that kind of left me thinking about feta cheese. I love feta, but so often it’s just used for salads and things like that. So I kept thinking and thinking. And thinking more, and then? I had the idea to do a feta stuffed crust pizza. It’s actually a recipe I did way, way, way back when I first started to cook for my family. But I had forgotten all about it until now. The idea obviously excited me. So, as I said above, I left my doubts behind and created the recipe.
And in my eyes? It might just be the perfect pizza. It’s truly just SO GOOD. As in roll your eyes back, eat a slice, and then immediately go back for seconds… before everyone else gets at. Dramatic, but for me personally, that’s the truth.
It’s essential to this pizza and really sets it apart from all others. If I had to describe the crust, it’s cheesy garlic bread for your pizza. It’s DELICIOUS.
And it is really easy to make. Just take pizza dough…I always make mine at home, but store-bought is great too…use what’s easiest for you! Roll the dough out, then stuff it with a mix of feta cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic, and herbs around the edge.
The garlic herbs mix is just basil, oregano, garlic, and chili flakes…very similar to what you might find in your favorite garlic bread. But then there’s feta? it’s the real stand-out. As it bakes inside the crust, it turns melty and creates the perfect cheesy crust situation. One that people don’t expect…but of course love.
I kept them simpler since the crust is already so delicious and flavorful.
I did a little basil pesto, three kinds of cheese, roasted red peppers, and pepperoni. The pesto base is my favorite, but the pepperonis really are what excite me most. I just love a good cheesy pepperoni pizza. This one is just a touch more, hmm, let’s go with elevated than all the rest!
That said, the pepperoni is completely optional. If you don’t enjoy pepperoni…leave them off!
I like to bake the pizza on a sheet pan, or in a pizza oven, or in the upper position of the oven at a super high temp. Ideally, at the highest temp your oven will go! It’s key to a really beautiful crust.
The pizza cooks pretty fast, so in less than fifteen minutes you’ll have amazing pizza. AND…your kitchen will smell incredible. Like cheesy garlic bread baking away, but with a pizza twist! As soon as the pizza comes out of the oven, slice it, top it with basil, and eat. This one is meant to be eaten hot…preferably while sitting by a crackling fire with your favorite people…and maybe a drink in hand too. Live it up pizza night, you know?!
Looking for other wintery pizzas? Here are a few to try:
Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Balsamic Mushroom Fontina Pizza
Shredded Brussels Sprout and Bacon Pizza
Lastly, if you make this Pesto Pizza with Feta Stuffed Crust be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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Do you have a recipe for pizza dough that you love?? Thanks!!
I do! It’s in both the HBH Super Simple and Everyday cookbooks. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx
This pizza is delicious! I added a drizzle of honey and it was the perfect addition! I have yet to try a recipe from Tieghan that hasn’t been exceptional!!
Happy Friday! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and trying this recipe out! Love to hear that it was enjoyed:) xxTieghan
Hello! My boyfriend and I am making this tonight for an at home date night, but we need help on what kind of beer or mixed drink would pair best with this pizza. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great!
I think an IPA beer would be great, but really whatever your fave beer is or even a glass of white wine. I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan