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Easy Pesto Pizza

 Easy Pesto Pizza
Our Test Kitchen kneaded basil, oregano and Parmesan cheese into packaged bread dough for this full-flavored crust. Purchased pesto sauce keeps it big on taste and convenience.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • Place dough on a lightly floured surface; let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Knead in 1/4 cup cheese, basil and oregano. Roll into a 12-in.
  • circle; place on a greased 12-in. pizza pan. Prick with a fork. Bake
  • at 425° for 10 minutes.
  • Spread pesto sauce over the crust. Sprinkle with mushrooms,
  • mozzarella cheese and remaining cheese. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or
  • until golden brown. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 259 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 513 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.