Leanne's Pesto Pizza Recipe

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Leanne's Pesto Pizza

Leanne D.

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@kitchenkaterer

I started making this pizza a few weeks ago when I had a lot of tomatoes in the garden ripe at the same time. I also make lot's of pesto. I've been making it at least once every 2 weeks,it's so easy,quick and delicious! You can add any toppings you want,this is just what I had on a particular day and loved it so much. If you don't have a garden,check out your local produce market for great,ripe tomatoes.
My family and I LOVE garlic,so I add garlic to the pizza crust,it can be omitted. We also LOVE thin crust,so I use a large baking sheet.


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CRUST

1 package fleischman's pizza yeast
1/4 t. sugar
3/4 c all purpose flour
1 t. granulated garlic
1/2 t. salt

PESTO

1 c fresh basil leaves
1 t. salt
1/3 c parmesan cheese
1/3 c olive oil
1/3 c pine nuts
3 garlic cloves,cut in half

TOPPING

fresh,ripe,juicy tomatoes,slices
salt,black pepper and dried oregano to taste
parmesan cheese,freshly grated
fresh mozzarella cheese,thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves,thinly sliced
olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Crust: Mix the yeast,sugar and warm water together. Let sit 8 minutes.
Combine flour,salt and garlic and mix into liquid ingredients well. let sit until other ingredients are put together(makes putting into the pan easier.
Knead a few times in the mixing bowl,just to bring together.
2
Add pesto ingredients in a blender,blend until combined into a thick paste-like consistency.
3
Grease a large pizza pan or cookie sheet. With fingers,spread pizza dough into corners of the pan. Spread with pesto,sprinkle with both cheeses,tomatoes,garlic and seasonings. Bake 10 mins. Sprinkle with olive oil.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pizza
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian