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Under 30 Minutes

Pesto Pizzas

This simple Italian sauce brings summery flavor to all sorts of dishes, including pizza.

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  • Servings: 4
Pesto Pizzas

Source: Everyday Food, September 2005


  • 1/4 cup Basil Pesto, (two cubes defrosted)
  • 2 precooked store-bought pizza crusts (8 inches)
  • 1 sliced plum tomato
  • 2 ounces grated mozzarella cheese
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spread basil pesto on each of two pizza crusts.

  2. Layer each crust with plum tomato; sprinkle with grated mozzarella cheese. (Or, layer with just cheese, using 3 ounces thinly sliced fresh mozzarella.) Season with coarse salt and ground pepper.

  3. Transfer to a baking sheet; bake until cheese has melted and crust is golden brown, about 10 minutes. Slice, and serve immediately.

Reviews (8)

  • britnym 21 Jan, 2013

    One of our favorite homemade pizza's. I make fresh pesto without the nuts (my little one is allergic), and sometimes add broccoli. I also use fresh mozzarella, slice it and place it here and there, so good!

  • JCabCookin 8 Jul, 2010

    DELICIOUS!!! I used a Flatout Italian Herb wrap instead of pizza crust--also I was running out of mozzarella so I supplemented with parmesan. I also added torn up spinach which was greeeat! I coated the wrap with a thin layer of pesto but I will probably use less next time--due to floppiness in the center. But I just love crunchy pizza! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  • ivahays 1 Oct, 2008

    Try Pita bread, spread pesto over top, sprinkle with the ramano cheese, chopped sundried tomatoes, bake for a few minutes, cut as a pizza and oh my so good. Could even add a few artichoke hearts.

  • scmacri 13 Aug, 2008

    I used jar pesto, and I do think it probably tastes better with fresh (what doesn't?) but it did great and was still VERY tasty.

  • lpblanchard 29 Jul, 2008

    This is delicious. It's also very tasty with feta cheese!

  • LauraMM 27 Jul, 2008

    perfect! cooking for alot of people this weekend

  • gallaghershores360 25 Jul, 2008

    melveeta....I thought I was the only one!

  • melveeta 24 Jul, 2008

    OOOH!!!!! I'm going to have to try this. I would bathe myself in pesto if I could. LOVE it!

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