I blame my parents, really. Despite our long legacy of American patriots and decidedly British roots, they named me Gina. With a name like that, how could I not like Italian food? Pasta is my weakness and you’ll see plenty of pasta recipes on here (I’m pacing myself now so you don’t think that’s all I eat… even though it totally is). But I do enjoy a good pizza, and creating new recipes for pizza and pasta dishes is one of my favorite things to do. So, here’s my recipe for one of my favorites: White Pizza.
1 can of thin crust pizza dough (I use Pillsbury, but use whatever you like)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 package of pre-cooked chicken breast (you could totally use leftover grilled chicken if you have some)
4 oz package of crumbled feta cheese
1/2 of a small purple onion
2 medium vine-ripened tomatoes
3 Tbsp julienned sun-dried tomatoes
2 Tbsp Italian seasoning (I like McCormick grinders)
4 Tbsp olive oil
Pre-heat the oven to 425.
Spray a pizza man with cooking spray and spread the dough onto it as thinly as possible without tearing it (if you do tear it like I do pretty much every time, just take some of the excess from an edge of the pizza and cover up the tear). Coat with 2 Tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 Tbsp of Italian seasoning. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes until the dough starts to firm up, but don’t let it start to brown.
Once you take it out of the oven, flip the dough over and spread the other 2 Tbsp of olive oil on the other side with another 1/2 Tbsp of Italian seasoning. Then top with mozzarella, thinly sliced tomatoes, thinly sliced onion, chicken, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, and the remaining Italian seasoning.
Bake for another 7-9 minutes until the cheese is melted and the edges are golden brown.
Enjoy and let me know if you try it!