Antipasto Pizza

I have something to tell you.

So I’m just gonna say it. Not holding back. Not ashamed. Getting it off my chest. No holds barred. Here we go. One, two, three.

My choo choo train left Inspiration Station and has yet to return.


I’m DRIED UP AND WITHERED AWAY, you guys. I’m an old hag. It’s like tumbleweeds up there. The lone lone west. Every time I think of something to cook it’s like, eh, I’ve done that. Or, eh, that sounds weird. Or, eh, I have to get off the couch, no thanks.

I need help! I NEED YOU. (not in a creepy way. but probably a little.)

What are you craving? What do you want to see more of? I haven’t made a pizza in a while. Maybe I should do more of those!

That’s me joking.

How about some summery salads? Light soups? Sandwichy type thingies? More Mexicany stuff? Fried monkey brains? (That’s my dad’s answer to everything. Fried monkey brains. Things are starting to make sense, aren’t they?)

In the meantime, I have yet ANOTHER pizza to show you. I made this a while back for the Tablespoons, and the memories still caress my . . . memories. Wait, that doesn’t work.

It’s flat out delicious town. SO much flavor, I want to flick its face. And that fresh basil is going to dew.yew.eeeeen.


So here’s the recipe for it, but suuuuursly, please hit a sister up with some ideas. Or else I’ll have to resort to my back-up occupation, which is an amateur lobotomist. Who wants to be my first patient ever?!

No one?


Wow it got really quiet in here.


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43 Responses to Antipasto Pizza

  1. Tieghan June 14, 2013 at 7:26 am #
    Bev, I feel you!! I am having the same issue right now! Scour the internet, promise it held me me! Oh and gril this pizza is insane! If all else fails just keep making pizza cause you are DANG GOOD at it! Plus, I LOVE them!
  2. Sheila June 14, 2013 at 7:36 am #
    Ok the fact that your dads answer to everything is fried monkey brains explains alot! I love your wacky sense of humor, apparently it was inherited. xoxo Have a great weekend!
  3. Abby June 14, 2013 at 7:56 am #
    summer yums that lead to great lunch leftovers. like a 2-n-1 situation? a fun game show where you pick three random pantry ingredients and make a delicious dinner for 15. those empanadas you instagrammed yessaday. i could go on . . . . :)
  4. Arthur in the Garden! June 14, 2013 at 8:02 am #
  5. Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion June 14, 2013 at 8:15 am #
  6. Jaclyn June 14, 2013 at 9:01 am #
    Well first of all, thank you for that pizza recipe, it's everything I could want in a pizza! Secondly, maybe some tapas recipes! That could be fun. I'm craving sangria so that's why I thought of tapas. Yes, I realize it's 9am here, and I already want a drink. I swear I don't have a problem. It's just that I live in the middle of nowhere and I'm heading back to civilization today to visit my family. Therefore, I'm craving food and beverage from all the amazing restaurants I get to visit this weekend. Hope you get inspired soon, I enjoy all your recipes!
  7. Rachel J June 14, 2013 at 9:01 am #
    This pizza looks incredible! I will certainly have to forego my aversion to salami & artichokes for this beauty. Easy sandwiches, salads, and chicken dinners please!
  8. dixya| food, pleasure, and health June 14, 2013 at 9:02 am #
    we all go through that phase Bev - when that happens I take a break and go back to improving techniques on things I want to learn, challenge myself and come back with new ideas. By that I dont mind more pizza recipes :P
  9. Heather @ Barefoot Crafts June 14, 2013 at 9:06 am #
    Heeeeere you go with some summer-y ideas: gazpacho, fish tacos, mac and cheese, asian summer salad (you know the one with the ramen noodles?!), seared tuna on the barbie, coconut shrimp, phew....I'm hungry.
  10. Andrea @ Barbells and Buttercream June 14, 2013 at 9:20 am #
    I have been hunting for some good thai recipes...a refreshing thai chicken salad for summer and also some thai noodles. YUM! I'm craving peanut sauce!
  11. Julia June 14, 2013 at 9:40 am #
    My inspiration train is in Syberia right now too. Hopefully our trains can find each other and help each other get home. So, I've been defaulting to burgers and salad mode. How 'bout some burgers and salad?! Have a great weekend, lady!
  12. Abby June 14, 2013 at 10:16 am #
    I'd love to see your take on the one-pan pasta dishes floating around the internet that I think started on Martha Stewart's website? I am always up for a good crockpot meal too!
  13. Megan {Country Cleaver} June 14, 2013 at 10:19 am #
    I want this pizza to hit me in the eye like a big pizza pie.
  14. Kari@Loaves n Dishes June 14, 2013 at 10:28 am #
    Since we know how you looove to bake...why not some kind of dessert, the summer fruits are just starting to come out! And really, can there ever be too much pizza? That's rhetorical.
  15. Mountaincat June 14, 2013 at 10:33 am #
    I am a Panini and wrap weirdo. How about some of those guys?
  16. cassie June 14, 2013 at 10:37 am #
    I have totally been in the same place lately! Make me some pasta with lots of veggies and pine nuts...and maybe goat cheese? Oh, and keep up the pizza.
  17. Andrew June 14, 2013 at 10:42 am #
    About fucking time, make some bbq pork pizza, fuck.
  18. Ashley June 14, 2013 at 10:43 am #
    I would love some ideas on great side dishes for picnics/BBQs! And/or BEVerages...get it?! Have a fabulous weekend :)
  19. GingerMae June 14, 2013 at 10:45 am #
    Herby sauces. I made and froze so many batches of your Trapanese Pesto last summer I was still eating it last month. So I say, more more more with the herbs!
  20. Erin L June 14, 2013 at 10:57 am #
    Well.... since you asked.... I could really use some new vinaigrette recipes. My rotation of lemon-honey, champagne-mustard, lime-cilantro, & tomato-balsamic is getting oooold. I only mention it because you totally begged me to. ...It was a little embarrassing, honestly.
  21. Amanda June 14, 2013 at 11:31 am #
    Oh Bev, I could plant my face into this pizza right now! Love it! So perfect for summer. I always love your light and fresh pastas. Right now I have artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, and a lemon that I need to use up. And also fresh herbs (basil, sage, rosemary) from my garden. I know there's something fabulous waiting to be made with that combo! Would love to try any ideas you have!! :) xoxo
  22. Wendy June 14, 2013 at 11:44 am #
    I'm with Kari, how about a summer dessert? It's strawberry season in upstate NY and it'll be over in a flash. Or maybe a watermelon drink? And you could never go wrong with chocolate. :)
  23. Averie @ Averie Cooks June 14, 2013 at 11:59 am #
    That pizza looks incredible! I understand the whole inspiration thing. Sometimes I have so many things in my head I want to make but can't even make 1 of them because I am so indecisive and wondering and vacillating and talk myself out of things! Your food is always gorgeous and seriously so inspired - just keep doing what you're doing! :)
  24. Julie June 14, 2013 at 1:13 pm #
    sandwiches, soups, summer salads and summer cocktails!!
  25. Jackie @ The Beeroness June 14, 2013 at 1:48 pm #
    I feel like I'm always there. Last time I felt like that I blew off the rest of the afternoon, went to a newsstand, bough every food related magazine they had, took them to a cafe, ate a big salad (and a gyro, and a piece of pie, If I'm being honest), read them all, with sticky notes and left feeling really inspired. I was just in a rut of reading the same stuff for too long. Plus, I totally want more Bev-ness, so don't give up. And I want some pizza right now.
  26. Marie @ Little Kitchie June 14, 2013 at 1:51 pm #
    This pizza is gorgeousness like all of your pizzas, and food in general! You do an amazing job, pretty please don't resort to lobotomy!
  27. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health June 14, 2013 at 2:06 pm #
    Pizza never gets old! I love that your Dad's response to everything is fried monkey brains. Yes, it all makes sense now. ;)
  28. Sarah June 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm #
    I like what you've been doing with garden-fresh ingredients. It reminds me that I should go check on my own garden. Mostly I just gaze at it from the kitchen window and then everything bolts or dies before I've remembered to actually EAT it which was the whole point of having a garden in the first place.
  29. Deborah June 14, 2013 at 4:50 pm #
    Well, you are one of the most creative bloggers out there - in my humble opinion. I'm sure even in a funk you're better than I am on my best day! And this pizza has so many of my favorite things in it. Want!
  30. Sandy H. June 15, 2013 at 1:49 am #
    Do something that makes you think of Australia, or Britian, or something U.K.-ey! Btw, it's winter in Australia right now and it's chilly. I have soup every day! :)
  31. Ali | Gimme Some Oven June 15, 2013 at 10:03 am #
    This looks gorgeous!!! Maybe this is the perfect time to make a video. :-)
  32. marina June 15, 2013 at 10:10 am #
    random pantry ingredients (much along the lines of "chopped") turned into a crazy meal or side dish or dessert. sauces. more cakes in cast iron skillets.
  33. Katie June 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm #
    Oh man, this is my kind of pizza. I could eat that pound of mozarella cheese without even thinking. And sandwiches, yes! I can never think of a good sandwich when I want one.
  34. Ruthy @ Omeletta June 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm #
    Love this pizza, fifty times love, so more of this would work just fine. And, since inquiring minds need to know- how about some summery soups? At least, that's where my mind has been ticking lately. It's the gamut of veggies in the farmer's market!
  35. Rachel June 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm #
    I second the suggestion for some sort of Thai-inspired summer dish. But I also love your seafood recipes... and since the husband is a fisherman, I'm always looking for fresh, easy, and healthy (hopefully) ways to prepare it.
  36. ATasteOfMadness June 16, 2013 at 2:18 pm #
    It's breakfast here, and you have made me crave this. This looks fantastic!
  37. angela@ another bite please June 17, 2013 at 12:25 pm #
    well that pizza is working for me...i can't get enough asparagus right now!!!
  38. Jackie @ savoring our twenties June 19, 2013 at 10:59 am #
    Anything grilled! Breakfast would be cool.
  39. Nutmeg Nanny June 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm #
    Oh goodness! This pizza looks glorious :) I am loving it!


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