Leanne's Pesto Pizza

Leanne's Pesto Pizza Recipe

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Leanne D.


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

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

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

How to Make Leanne's Pesto Pizza


  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.

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About Leanne's Pesto Pizza

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

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