Monday, July 6, 2009

Feta Stuffed Tomato and Basil Phyllo Pizza

Hope everyone had a happy 4th of July weekend! We spent the day relaxing on the beach, basking in the sun and visiting a few local drinking establishments. During those precious moments when I was not relaxing, drinking or sunning myself, I packed (...boxes and boxes of crap)! We are getting ready to move to a new house in just a few short days so sadly cooking has been on the decline.

Tomato & Basil Phyllo Pizza
Everyday, hubby packs up a little bit more of the kitchen and I find myself missing key kitchen items like my food processor, cutting boards, & knives while in the midst of preparing a recipe!

So, to save us both from WWII, we officially "shut down" our kitchen tonight with a very summery Feta Stuffed Basil and Tomato Phyllo Pizza from July's Cooking Light.

Feta Phyllo Pizza
Our basil plant's life was coming to an end so we thought we'd give him one last chance to shine along with my favorite cheese, feta. Though phyllo is sometimes tricky to handle, this is a great "throw together" meal that's a perfect appetizer for guests or just a light dinner. As for us, we sat outside with two glasses of white wine, munching away on our last meal in our first apartment as a married couple :) Enjoy!

Click here for the recipe
*The only modification I made was to double the cheese & tomatoes and use full sheets of phyllo instead of halves.

28 comments:

Elra said...

I also like to use filo dough. Your pizza look really delicious.

ttfn300 said...

easy and delicious! can't beat that combo :)

good luck with the move!

Chef Fresco said...

That looks delicious! I love anything w. feta and basil. Good luck w. the move!

carmencooks said...

I hate moving! We just moved to a new house out of state about a month ago, and it was just such an ordeal. Good luck with the move - it'll be over soon - and unpacking is much more fun than packing. :) The pizza looks great!

kat said...

I love this kind of tart especially when tomatoes are in season

Maria said...

I love summer tomatoes, can't wait to make this one.

Lisa said...

I love filo dough. This looks deliciuos!

The Blonde Duck said...

Awww! Congrats on your new house! And pizza makes everything better...

Grace said...

sorry your kitchenware is disappearing--that's so sad! your pizza here is a great way to make use of the summer goodies without requiring all that stuff. hooray for phyllo!

Melissa said...

On our very first BIG move, my husband separated the kitchen boxes and the rest of the house boxes into two groups. The kitchen boxes took up half of the space! He did this to prove a point that I am a kitchen gadget junkie!

Thanks for the recipe. I love feta.

Kerstin said...

What a cool idea - I love feta and they phyllo dough would make it so much lighter!

Good luck with your move!

Rebeca @All Vegged Out said...

Yum! I have phyllo that desperately needs to be used... can't wait to try this!

Emily said...

Yum! This pizza looks so fresh and delicious! Good luck on your move.

Kristen said...

Ahhhhh moving... I hate the packing and mess, but love the end result of being in a new home! So exciting for you both.
This looks like a great crispy crust little pizza. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Indigo said...

Oh, this is so summery! Just the sort of thing I'd love right now...!

pigpigscorner said...

Using phyllo is a great idea!

BrittWilk said...

mmm... i'm feeling totally tortured because this looks so yummy! feta is a pregnancy no-no and its my favorite. mmmm..... i'll put it on my list for post-prego meals. :)

Katie said...

Looks so good!!

Pearl said...

so creative and delish!

Arianna Belle said...

Looks yummy! I gotta try this!

Laura said...

Holy cow this looks good. A *perfect* summer meal. Thank you so much for sharing. I will definitely be trying this one!

noble pig said...

It looks delicious and I hear ya on the move...it's painful for the kitchen. Hang in there.

Bunny said...

I didn't know you could make pizza with phyllo dough! Fantastic!! Awe I hated moving! It'll all be worth it though, hang in there sweetie!

Pam said...

I am loving this appetizer...not only is it simple to make and tasty to eat - it's pretty to look at.

Stacey said...

Ooooh, I am definitely trying this! We have a box of phyllo left over from a brie dish and this recipe is calling it's name! :)

Jeff said...

Weird to me how different areas have different growing seasons. Your basil plant is coming to an end and mine is starting to get into full swing. Heck we are only a 3 hour plane flight away too.

Awesome dish!

Leslie said...

I love this take on traditional pizza. I bet it had a wonderful light crisp!

The Apple Hill Adventurer said...

what a yummy idea! and oh how i love phyllo !