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Mediterranean Pizza Recipe

Mediterranean Pizza Recipe

"Tangy marinated artichokes add flavor to both the crust and the topping of this delicious specialty pizza," says Pamela Brooks of South Berwick, Maine.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 jars (6-1/2 ounces each) marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced deli ham, julienned
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped ripe olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • 1. Drain artichokes, reserving marinade. Chop artichokes; set aside. On a floured surface, roll bread dough into a 15-in. circle. Transfer to a greased 14-in. pizza pan; build up edges slightly. Brush the dough lightly with reserved marinade.
  • 2. Combine the basil, oregano and thyme; sprinkle over marinade. Sprinkle with 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, ham, artichokes, tomatoes, olives and feta cheese. Sprinkle with remaining Monterey Jack cheese.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until crust and cheese are lightly browned. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 473 calories, 25 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 1,232 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer