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Recipe of the Week- Fetalicious Pizza

Since my last recipe post about the Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bowl was wildly popular, I thought I would try another favorite restaurant recreation at home. Introducing the Fetalicious Pizza! And before you all drop over from shock, YES, I EAT PIZZA! But we like to make it at home where we can control the amount of cheese and other not so healthy stuff. Not only is it healthier, but we have a great time making pizza together as a family- the girls love rolling out their dough and putting on their toppings.

There is a pizza place in Madison WI (where I grew up) called Glass Nickle Pizza Company, and they have an AMAZING pizza called Fetalicious. It is all kinds of yummy goodness, but as you can imagine, probably not the healthiest. The last few weeks I have tried several different at home versions and I think I have finally got it.

I make my own pizza dough- here's my favorite recipe that I make using whole wheat flour instead of white. It is enough for 2 large pizzas- 4 small size. I usually split the dough in half and freeze half for when I am too busy to make it from scratch. When I make smaller size, it's perfect for making a cheese pizza for non-adventurous kiddos, and then a small veggie packed one for my husband and me.

Whole Foods also has pizza dough (ask for it at the pizza counter) and Trader Joes sells some too that is good when you want to save some time.

Ingredients:

-Spinach, Mushrooms, Garlic, Red Pepper, Tomatoes (seeded)- all finely chopped- the key is to chop finely so that each bite has the flavors of everything- mmmmm! I would say at least 1/2 c. of each depending on the size of your pizza.

-Sliced black olives

- Mozzarella- I like to grate my own cheese to avoid additives like cellulose (wood chips anyone- ewwww!)

- Feta to taste

- Pizza sauce

- Pizza Dough

I like to use a pizza stone and pizza peel to help the crust get crispier- it's definitely been worth the investment (I got a set at Target for like $30). Roll out your pizza dough and spread on your pizza sauce- I don't like to use a lot of sauce because the veggies have liquid that cooks out and it makes it a little soggy if you put on too much sauce. Evenly spread the veggies and olives across the top. Sprinkle with mozzarella and feta- be more liberal with the feta. Since you have so many veggies on it, the good news is that you really don't need a lot of cheese. Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes until the dough is done and then turn on the broiler for a minute to brown the cheese- watch it closely as it can burn fast! Take out and enjoy the warm yummy goodness.

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