I was talking with some friends recently about the wonderful pizza’s that can be purchased at Costco. They are huge, tasty, and under $10, which to me, is awesome and amazing. Sometimes I go to Costco just to get the pizza….I don’t know why people stare at me when I get in line and that is the only thing I have in my cart. Self control, people! My favorite pizza at our local Costco is one with Pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. You can bring it home, bake it, and then enjoy it with no mess or hassle. It’s 16 inches of pure deliciousness. Unfortunately I can’t be making trips to Costco daily, so I decided to make my own version of their pizza, but with a couple additional ingredients, and on a thinner crust (their crust is thick and heavenly).
Of course I ventured to Trader Joe’s to pick up my favorite .99 cent pizza dough and other ingredients. I really need to get a stand mixer, but if the only thing I used it for was pizza dough, would it really be cost efficient? I mean, I would have to make like 300 pizza’s to make it worth it. Surely that will take years, so I am still skeptical. I would accept one as a gift though, of course. Anyway, I decided this pizza would have mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, pesto, and extra basil on top. When I got home, I decided it would also have feta (a delicious feta with peppercorns….yum!), because I love feta on pizza and we have a ton of it in our fridge.
The pizza cooked up quickly and turned out delicious. I still need to learn how to best put the basil on top while cooking. Do I put it on after? The last minute? I don’t know, but it always comes out scorched for me…so I would suggest probably putting it on after the pizza is cooked.