How to Make Pesto Pizza

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27-09-2016, 13:30
Pesto pizza is good for people who want something different from the usual sauce, cheese, and pepperoni deal. The flavor of basil infuses the pizza and raises it to a gourmet level that makes this a fine dining treat as well as a tasty anytime meal.


  1. Prepare to make the pizza. Buy or assemble the ingredients. Have them placed out and ready to use. Preheat your oven to the temperature provided on your package instructions or pizza dough recipe.
  2. Spread pesto sauce on the pizza. Place the pizza crust in the pizza pan or pizza stone. Spread the pesto sauce evenly across it. Don't forget to leave room for the crust at the end, as seen in the photo. You will need to leave some room for the crust at the outer edge of the pizza base.
  3. Top the pesto pizza. You can place them in any order you like but here is a suggestion: cheese, tomatoes, beef or meat (or substitute), basil/spices, and top it off with a little salt and/or pepper.
  4. Bake the pizza in the oven. Place the pizza in the oven to bake. Follow the heating instructions provided on the packaging or with the recipe you've used for the base. Usually the cheese will be slightly melted and the meat will be tender.
    • Since pesto isn't as thick as the usual pizza sauce, the pizza may take a shorter time to cook. It's best to keep a frequent watch over it while baking. It's better to pull it out as soon as possible before if over-bakes.
  5. Have cool. Remove the pesto pizza from the oven. Slice and serve on a serving plate.
  6. Enjoy!


  • Pre-made pizza crust (or make your own pizza dough)
  • Pesto sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Tomatoes (sun dried or fresh)
  • Cooked ground beef (you can use sausage or other meats too); for a vegetarian version, use TVP or similar
  • Basil, to garnish
  • Salt and pepper for taste
  • Spices


  • Try different sorts of pesto, such as:
    • Mixed herb pesto
    • Coriander and hazelnut pesto
    • Parsley pesto
    • Pesto
    • Sun-dried tomato pesto.
  • Consider using a tortilla as the pizza crust for a quicker pizza. Have it bake until the cheese melts and the edges are crispy.
  • You can also top the pesto pizza with sliced zucchini, broccoli pieces, bacon, and shrimp.

Things You'll Need

  • Knife or spatula
  • Non-stick pizza tray or pizza stone
  • Oven mitts
  • Knife or pizza cutter
  • Serving plates
  • Oven
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