I do not like red sauce but pizza is one of my favorite foods. So I came up with this good alternative to traditional red sauce pizza. It still has a light tomato taste.

aimee

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven according to pizza crust package directions.

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  • In a small bowl combine butter, olive oil, garlic, pesto, basil, oregano and Parmesan cheese. Spread mixture evenly on pizza crust.

  • Arrange tomato, spinach, onion and jalapeno on pizza. Top with crumbled feta cheese.

  • Bake according to pizza crust package directions.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; protein 8.9g 18% DV; carbohydrates 23.1g 7% DV; fat 12.5g 19% DV; cholesterol 28.1mg 9% DV; sodium 568.1mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2007
This recipe was delicious! I didn't include the onions since my 5 year old doesn't like them, but she helped me make it from start to finish. The combination of flavors is excellent! The only small issue I had was that, because I used a regular tomato in addition to the fresh spinach, the pizza toppings were watery when I pulled it from the oven. This was remedied with a few paper towels. I think this would have been better had I used smaller, Roma tomatoes and if I had allowed the slices to sit for several minutes after being cut to let some of their juice drain. My husband & daughter loved it, as did I, and we will have it again soon! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/04/2007
I thought this was way too salty. I think it was the feta cheese. I couldn't find sun-dried tomato pesto so I used regular pesto and added some chopped sun-dried tomatoes to it. I also used 1/2 bag baby spinach. I will try this again but next time I think I'll use mozzarella cheese instead of the feta or a combination of the two. Read More
(5)
328 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 260
  • 4 star values: 53
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2007
This recipe was delicious! I didn't include the onions since my 5 year old doesn't like them, but she helped me make it from start to finish. The combination of flavors is excellent! The only small issue I had was that, because I used a regular tomato in addition to the fresh spinach, the pizza toppings were watery when I pulled it from the oven. This was remedied with a few paper towels. I think this would have been better had I used smaller, Roma tomatoes and if I had allowed the slices to sit for several minutes after being cut to let some of their juice drain. My husband & daughter loved it, as did I, and we will have it again soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
This pizza is to die for! I made a couple of changes: sauteed the onion first used bagged spinach since that is what I had on hand added sliced green olives and used fresh mozzarella (approx. 8oz) rather than feta. The "sauce" would be excellent as a dip for hot crusty bread!! Thank you for this new and easy variation on the traditional pizza! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2003
My family has been enjoying homemade pizza every Saturday night for years. When I added this one to the tradition even the 14 year old sceptic liked it! Now this pizza is a regular hit. My friend uses the sauce (the first 7 ingredients)on baked perogies and to make garlic bread. Delicious! Highly recommended! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2006
I used shredded mozzarella instead of feta and a couple packages of thawed frozen chopped spinach for the topping. Really good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2004
excellent--I added mushrooms and grilled chicken to this and my family loved it--thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2007
Easy healthy and tasty. What more could you want from a recipe. My husband couldn't stop eating. The jalapeno and garlic give it plenty of zip and the veggies really make it healthy. It's truly the best of both worlds. I cut the feta slightly and added 2 tablespoons of Parmesan on top because we love the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2007
This was really really good. I used fresh basil instead of dried and I think next time I'll grill the onions and add sliced black olives for more flavor but other than that it was awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2006
I think this is the best pizza that I have ever eaten. I made this using the Whole Wheat and Honey Pizza Dough recipe. I was skeptical because I am a red sauce girl but this pizza was so flavorful I did not miss the traditional red sauce at all. The sauce is very flavorful but doesn't overpower the other toppings. Its heavy on the garlic so be prepared for the resulting dragon breath. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2006
I enjoyed this one. I'm not big on tomato sauce either so I added pesto sauce from Trader Joes as my base. They also have premade pizza dough in different flavors. I used the garlic dough. I'll be making this one again. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/04/2007
I thought this was way too salty. I think it was the feta cheese. I couldn't find sun-dried tomato pesto so I used regular pesto and added some chopped sun-dried tomatoes to it. I also used 1/2 bag baby spinach. I will try this again but next time I think I'll use mozzarella cheese instead of the feta or a combination of the two. Read More
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