Pesto Focaccia Pizza


OKAY WHO DOESN’T LOVE HOMEMADE PIZZA?!?! IT’S AN EVEN BETTER PIZZA CUZ IT’S MADE WITH PESTO TOO! I absolutely love pesto! IT’s perfect for pizza, pasta or just used as a dipping sauce for garlic bread!

So this recipe is from http://www.budgetbytes.com/2011/09/pesto-focaccia-pizza/ If you find yourself a college student who has no money or a family just trying to live on a budget, this pizza is what you’re gonna want to make for dinner tonight!

Ingredients:

Pizza Dough

4 cups flour (up to 50% whole wheat) $0.60

¼ teaspoon yeast $0.02

½ Tablespoon salt $0.05

2 cups water $0.00

2 Tablespoon cornmeal $0.02

~However if you would like to skip making your own dough because you feel that it might be too much work, you can buy an “already prepared for you” pizza dough crust from a drugstore.~

1 (8oz.) jar pesto $2.79

3 cups shredded cheese $2.62

2 medium roma tomatoes $0.40

IF you would like some meat on your pizza, add 2 cups of cubed chicken meat.

Directions

1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, and yeast. Stir until evenly mixed. Add two cups of water. Stir it until it forms a ball of dough and there is no more dry flour left on the bottom of the bowl. Add a little bit more water if needed. It is okay for the dough to be wet and sticky. Loosely cover the dough and let it rest for 8 to 16 hours at room temperature.

2. When you’re ready to make the pizza, cover two 10×15″ baking sheets with foil, give them a light dusting of non-stick spray and then sprinkle with the cornmeal. Begin preheating the oven to 425 degrees.

3. Dust the top of the dough in the bowl heavily with flour. Also liberally dust your work surface with flour. Scoop the dough out of the bowl and onto the floured surface. Dust with more flour as needed. Cut the dough into two and stretch into rectangles to fit the baking sheets.

4. Smear half of the jar of pesto on each dough. Sprinkle 1.5 cups of the shredded cheese on each. Thinly slice the roma tomatoes and divide them between the pizzas. Place 1 cup of cubed chicken on each pizza (optional). Once the oven is FULLY preheated, add the pizzas. Bake until the crust is golden brown on the edges and the cheese is bubbly.

~SERVES 6~

*I SPRINKLED MY CRUST WITH BUTTER AND GARLIC POWDER TO GIVE IT AN EVEN BETTER TASTE*

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I hope you enjoy this delicious and cheap meal for dinner! I certainly enjoyed making it and eating it! 🙂

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