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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

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