Easy Three-Cheese Pesto Pizza Recipe

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Easy Three-Cheese Pesto Pizza Recipe
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Easy Three-Cheese Pesto Pizza Recipe

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With a ready-made crust, this pizza can be on a serving tray in half an hour. The triple cheese blend will make these slices go fast. —Pat Stevens, Granbury, Texas
Recommended: Fresh Basil Recipes
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped ripe olives
  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°. In a small skillet, saute onion and red pepper in oil until tender. Remove from heat; set aside.
Place crust on an ungreased 14-in. pizza pan. Spread pesto to within 1/2 in. of edges. Layer with cheeses, onion mixture, olives and tomato.
Bake 15-18 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 16 slices.
Originally published as Three-Cheese Pesto Pizza in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p57

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 177 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 477mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped ripe olives
  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a small skillet, saute onion and red pepper in oil until tender. Remove from heat; set aside.
  2. Place crust on an ungreased 14-in. pizza pan. Spread pesto to within 1/2 in. of edges. Layer with cheeses, onion mixture, olives and tomato.
  3. Bake 15-18 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 16 slices.
Originally published as Three-Cheese Pesto Pizza in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p57

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 261832
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2017

"This pizza was pretty good! Reminded me of a Greek style pizza. My only complaint is that the crust seemed to actually get a bit soggy, and wasn't crisping up at all. I used the Boboli pizza crust. The pizza was stacked high with everything it came with. Because I ran out of pesto, I actually wound up using the rest of an asparagus-pesto-cream sauce I had leftover in the fridge. I really liked the added asparagus and may try adding it next time on it's own. I'm not sure if the sogginess was due to the juicy tomatoes or the olive oil (there did seem to be a bit too much olive oil). I'd still make this again, but maybe stick it under the broiler a bit to crisp up beforehand or something."

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jsgoldn User ID: 6355243 79032
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"Very good. Substituted a handful of cheddar-Jack cheese for the feta. Only used half the can of olives."

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low4cdakota User ID: 6209685 96504
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"this is the absolute best pizza i've ever made. its so fast and simple. i've made it over and over again, and finally made two at a party the other night and it was a big hit!!! no joke!"

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sulynn051467 User ID: 4338984 152583
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"Very good and different! Delicious!"

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lisemorin User ID: 4422688 129341
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2009

"It's really delicious, my husband and two son's loved it, it has that bisto taste that makes everyone ask for more"

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hegratrix User ID: 3520177 209045
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2009

"My family loves this recipe. It's easy and delicious. We make it on a regular basis."

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