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We make homemade pizza on a pretty regular basis around here. Though my husband and I like to get super creative with our toppings, I have to say that my kids’ favorite is a pretty basic pie with great sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese.

The other day, though, I talked my kids into trying something a little different: a Greek pizza. We are all huge Greek salad fans here, so I was pretty sure they’d love this pizza featuring roasted vegetables and fresh feta cheese on a crust made from homemade pita bread dough. And love it they did.
Greek Pizza photo

I’d made the pita bread dough earlier in the week and kept it in the refrigerator (I used this recipe), so all I needed to do was let it come to room temperature and roll it out.

For the vegetables, I started by chopping 1/2 zucchini, 1 red pepper, and 1 red onion, which I combined with 1/2 pint tiny grape tomatoes, some chopped kalamata olives, and some minced parsley on a sheet pan. I was pretty liberal with the olive oil I doused on top, then roasted the vegetables in a 450 degree F oven for about 20 minutes. Let me just tell you that these roasted vegetables were absolutely delicious. I cannot wait to make them all the time with my homegrown veggies this summer.

After the vegetables were done cooking, I scooped them onto the rolled out crust and added some crumbled feta cheese. It took just about 10 minutes for the pita crust to be done and for the feta to melt just a bit (I kept the oven at 450 degrees F and cooked it on a pizza stone)…the finished product was really, really great…something I will surely make again.

Greek Pizza image

Now even though this homemade pizza was super easy to make, there are definitely times when having a package or two of healthy-ish pizza in the freezer saves the day. Take last week when I was really sick, for example. There was no way I could make my kids a proper dinner. Or when a bunch of my kids’ friends spontaneously end up playing at my house for the day, and there’s not much around to feed them: that’s a perfectly good time to rely on high quality store-bought pizza as far as I am concerned.

I was recently asked to review the FRESCHETTA® Simply…Inspired™ line of pizzas and while I’ll take homemade pizza any day, I think this is a great product as far store-bought pizzas go. I like thin crust pizzas and they’ve made a real effort to include lots more vegetables, and in great combinations, in the Simply Inspired line. Plus, I like how they use environmentally-friendly packaging.

I was provided with a full value coupon for a Freschetta Simply Inspired Pizza and a bamboo cheese tray/cutting board to keep for myself, and I was given an extra one for one of my readers.

If you’d like to win the giveaway for the coupon and the cutting board, just leave me a comment letting my know what your favorite pizza toppings are!

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This giveaway will close at midnight EST on Friday 5/13/11. Make sure I have your email address so I can get in touch with you if you win!

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  1. 1

    Evan Thomas — May 10, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    My favorite pizza toppings are pineapple and soy sauce. Sounds weird; tastes delicious.

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    Joslin — May 10, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    My favorite toppings are anchovies and gorgonzola cheese. so good!

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    Lana Moskalyuk — May 10, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    My favorite toppings are asparagus, salmon, feta and capers. To me, it is the best combination.

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    Rachel Schoening — May 10, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    My favorite toppings are fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced roma tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, & feta cheese.

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    Rachel Schoening — May 10, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    I “liked” Freschetta on Facebook!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — May 10, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    I am like veggies on my pizza especially broccoli. Very nice giveaway!

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    Jennifer Rowland — May 10, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    I love a ‘white’ pizza with spinach, roased red peppers, artichokes, and a little extra feta cheese!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — May 10, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

    I like veggies on my pizza especially broccoli. very nice giveaway!

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    RisaG — May 10, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    My favorite topping is sausage. Or any porkie product or a combination. Our local place has sausage, pepperoni and bacon! So good.

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — May 10, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    Wonderful post! I love mushrooms on pizza. :)

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    claudia lamascolo — May 10, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

    I love zucchini and feta on a focaccia I just posted it my favorite was to eat pizza this reminded my of it! Love your giveaway!

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    Wendy L — May 10, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    My favorite pizza topping are veggie: mushrooms, green pepper, and onion. I know it’s not unique but that’s my favorite!

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    Jessica — May 10, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    I used to be all about the “Philly Cheesesteak” pizzas with thinly sliced steak, but I have to say now I’m a sucker for a good fresh tomato, basil and mozzarella pie – a classic, for a very good reason!

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    Clarissa — May 10, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

    Love love love fresh mozarella, basil, plus some roasted bell peppers! So simple and oh so delish.

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    Nive — May 10, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

    My favorite pizza toppings are chicken, red onions and Jalapenos…Thanks for this giveaway….

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    Andrea — May 10, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

    Banana peppers and pineapple. I also like tomato slices with feta.

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    Lesley M. — May 10, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    My favorite is pepperoni!

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    Cathy Vogt — May 10, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    My favorite pizza toppings are whatever is in season locally at the time; right now I enjoy fresh asparagus, morel mushrooms and green garlic! Yummy

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    Linda M. — May 10, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

    Hot banana peppers, chevre and fresh basil.

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    claire — May 10, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

    withouta doubt mushroom & olive. YUM! :)

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    Tara Rich — May 10, 2011 @ 11:42 pm

    Lots of fresh veggies, basil and goat cheese,

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    kitblu — May 10, 2011 @ 11:53 pm

    Depends on my mood but I always enjoy caramelized onions, pineapple and hot peppers – thin whole wheat crust please. Bliss.

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    adri — May 11, 2011 @ 1:04 am

    Favorite topping: goat cheese, of course.

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    ellen soucek — May 11, 2011 @ 4:49 am

    3 or 4 varieties of mushrooms with a little onion and just after pulling it out of the oven, scatter some julienned nori or seaweed before serving.

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    Melissa — May 11, 2011 @ 6:35 am

    I love homemade pizza and I love getting creative with toppings, but nothing beats fresh mozzarella and fresh basil with some olive oil, garlic salt and parmesean.

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    Veronique Daoust — May 11, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    My absoulte fav pizza toppings are fresh artichoke hearts, caramelized onions, fresh arugula, and feta. So absolutely delicious!!!! I love it on a whole wheat thin crust pizza with a brushing of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Your Greek pizza looks amazing though, I must try this STAT! xo.

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    Jessyka Dart-Mclean — May 11, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    I live in a little town in Coastal Alaska, last year I discovered the best pizza combination: pesto sauce with mozzarella cheese, garlic, feta cheese, cracked red pepper, and fresh Copper River Salmon. So delicious.

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    Pat Kelleher — May 11, 2011 @ 11:45 am

    My favorite pizza toppings of all time are a combo of spinach, sliced tomatoes and feta cheese. I must say that yours looks tantalizing. I can’t wait to try it.

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    Cheryl F. — May 11, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    My favorite pizza toppings are tender slices of steak, onions, green peppers and mushrooms with provolone and American cheeses on a provolone crust :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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    Cheryl F. — May 11, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    Following @FreschettaSI on Twitter

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    Cheryl F. — May 11, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    I Like Freschetta Simply Inspired on Facebook

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    Samantha — May 11, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    I love making almost a mini salad (sans lettuce) on my pizzas! Broccoli, carrots, zucchini, tomoatoes, spinach, and sundried tomatoes. Or Pineapple and Facon (aka fake bacon!)… mmm soo good!

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    Julie L — May 11, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    my favorite is pepperoni

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    Julie L — May 11, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    liked freschetta on fb Julie S Laws

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    Chelan — May 11, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    Artichoke hearts, roasted garlic, peppers, zucchini, etc…. The more vegetables the better and best is on a whole wheat crust!

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    Rebecca — May 11, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

    I was pepperoni only for a long time, but have recently discovered the joys of veggies! Spinach, onions, peppers; the more the merrier!

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    Barbara | VinoLuciStyle — May 11, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    Funny you should ask but I can’t tell cause it’s a ‘secret’ for a blog post! But I did a lemon/caramelized onion, honey and lavender pizza last year that was simply amazing…so anxious to try it again this year as soon as my lavender start to flower.

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    C Knowles — May 11, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    I liked Freschetta on Facebook

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    Jan — May 12, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    My favorite toppings are fresh tomatoes, basil and fresh mozarella

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    Charissa — May 12, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    Oh, this is so fresh and beautiful. I love the new twist on pizza! Must try this sometime!

    My favorite topping is pineapple and chicken on a whole wheat crust!

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    Elyssa — May 12, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

    tomatoes, mushroom, and spinach! and of course lots of cheese!

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    MJJoye — May 18, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    Red onion, green peppers, black olives, mushroom & fresh basil.

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    saria — August 4, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    I love my pizza with pesto, ricotta and tomato!

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    saria — August 4, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    liked freschette on FB! woot