Pesto Pizza Recipe

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Once a week, a good friend of mine fixes supper for me, my husband and our two daughters. We always request the same thing—her great pizza!—Arlyn Kantz, Ft. Worth, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 whole garlic cloves
  • 1-1/2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, sliced tomato, ripe olives and fresh mushrooms or toppings of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 255 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 6g protein

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine oil and garlic; cover and process until smooth. Add basil and blend thoroughly. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with toppings. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Pesto Pizza in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p41

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.


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Reviewed May. 31, 2013

"I made this as one of the snacks when I had friends over for a bonfire - got lots of good comments. Delicious!"

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"I made and froze this pizza. Then I made it fresh. It was WAY better when the pesto was able to "marinade" in the freezer for a while."

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