There are times when you just want something quick, simple and delicious. If that’s the case, this recipe isn’t going to let you down. It packs a bit of Mediterranean flair in a slightly Italian-esque package that is just about as satisfying as it gets. The real plus: It’s fast, inexpensive and pretty darned good for you in the process!
I came up with this one day after watching Wolfgang Puck on Fine Living Network. I was joking with my wife about his start in California making gourmet pizzas when I noticed that we still had a package of pizza crusts hanging out. A quick rummage through the fridge yielded some goat cheese, Greek vinaigrette, spinach, mushrooms and a tiny bit of sour cream left over from some tacos we’d made earlier in the week. While she went off to the office to do whatever it is that she does in there when I’m not looking, I dove into the kitchen and got my Wolfgang on. It was time for Californian Pizza!
So, bad Austrian accent and all, I tossed this together. In all it takes about 20 minutes to prepare, and costs very little to make, which also makes this a perfect candidate for the Frugal Fridays Blog Event. (I’m a day late, but hey, we’re not picky over there yet.)
I don’t have an exact cost on this recipe. In fact, the components, if purchased just for this dish, are probably more than $10.00. since only the pizza crusts and the cheese are used completely, the overall figure is undoubtedly less and if I had to make a guess, I’d put this in at about $8.00 in ingredients.
I made three mini-pizzas, but if you’re making this for a family, just go ahead and make it on a full-sized pizza crust. You’ll be just fine for four people at about two slices each.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 289Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 521mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 11g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
I’m really not sure. I’ve had a few thoughts here and there, but mostly, I think I might add just a bit of fresh thyme and fresh oregano. A bit of fresh cubed tomatoes might be good, too. That’s about it.
Links to other recipes like this:
- Ultra-thin Crust Pizza with Onions, Mushrooms and Ricotta, from Simply Recipes
- Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza, from Good Eats n’ Sweet Treats
- Beet, Leek and Goat Cheese Pizza, from SpicySaltySweet