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Pesto Vegetable Pizza

My family loves pizza, but we rarely have it delivered since I created this fresh and flavorful version. Always a winner in my house, it is a fast and delicious meal that even my young son looks forward to. --Kate Selner of Lino Lakes, Minnesota.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 prebaked 12-inch thin pizza crust
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1/2 cup pesto sauce
  • 3/4 cup packed fresh spinach, chopped
  • 2 large portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and sliced
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried oregano

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450°. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Rub cut side of garlic cloves over crust; discard garlic. Spread pesto over crust. Top with spinach, mushrooms, yellow pepper, tomatoes and basil. Sprinkle with cheeses and oregano.
  • Bake until heated through and cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 310 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 707mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat, 1 medium-fat meat.

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  • Mrs_T
    Sep 10, 2015

    Absolutely delicious! I made a homemade gluten free pizza crust and baked it for 10 or 12 minutes before adding the toppings. I didn't have any fresh tomatoes, so drained a can of Italian diced tomatoes. I used regular mushrooms instead of portobello. It was terrific even with my substitutions. My hubby wants to make this a regular on our menus!

  • Heisrisen
    Aug 29, 2011

    Sooooo good! I did make a couple of what I think are minor changes: used a homemade crust, 1/4 lb. ordinary white mushrooms instead of portobello, red pepper instead of yellow, and as much baby spinach as looked good to me (bit more than packed 3/4 cup). Also, couldn't find fresh basil, so used some sort of bottled fresh chopped basil instead (kinda goopy looking and hard to spread). Personally, I don't think those were major changes, and so that said I rate this one of the best pizzas I've ever tasted! Would also like to try adding sliced zucchini, marinated artichoke hearts, olives............the options are endless!

  • swinny
    Sep 12, 2009

    Delicious!