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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pesto Pizza

A few weeks ago I mentioned using my pizza stone and the wonderful dough that can be bought at Publix. I had been wanting to try other pizza recipes. So when Ellison and Jennifer came to visit a few weeks ago, we created a Pesto Pizza recipe based on a recipe that we found. It turned out so well! I usually only like more traditional pizzas, but this was wonderful! I can't wait to make it again!

Pesto Pizza
Pizza dough (homemade or bought in the bakery)
Olive oil, for brushing and drizzling
All-purpose flour, for dusting
4 tbsp. pesto sauce (can be homemade, but several pasta sauce brands have a good pesto)
Part of a bag of baby spinach
Part of one red onion, chopped finely
Can of artichokes, drained
Can of slice black olives, drained
3 oz mozzarella cheese, grated
2 oz parmesean cheese, grated
(Sun-dried tomatoes and mushroom might be a good addition!)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Brush a cookie sheet with oil (or use a pizza stone!).

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured counter to a 10-inch round circle. Place on the cookie sheet and push up the edge a little. Cover and let stand in a warm place for 10 minutes. Spread the pesto evenly over the base. Place artichokes, olives, onions, and spinach on the pizza (also add any optional ingredients at this point). Then add the grated cheese and drizzle with olive oil.

Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes - until golden and sizzling. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. Yes it was very good. I am so glad you posted the recipe so that I can make it again too!


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