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Pesto Pizza Recipe

Looking for an easy Pesto Pizza recipe? Learn how to make Pesto Pizza using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lsaong

Makes 8 servings



A vegetarian alternative to the norm.

Recipe Ingredients for Pesto Pizza

4 c flour
4 tbsp Rapid Rise yeast (2 pkgs)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp olive oil
1 3/4 c water, hot

Pizza:
1 1/2 c fresh basil leaves, packed
1 1/2 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic, minced
3 tbsp nonfat plain yogurt
4 c ripe plum tomatoes, sliced (8 tomatoes)

Recipe Directions for Pesto Pizza

  1. To make crust: In a large bowl, stir together 3 cups flour, yeast, salt and sugar. In a small saucepan, combine 1 1/4 cups water and oil. Heat until hot to the touch, 125 to 130 degrees F. With a wooden spoon, gradually stir the oil and water mixture into the flour mixture. Beat until well mixed. Gradually add enough of the remaining flour to make a firm, soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 8 to 10 minutes. As an alternative, prepare dough in a food processor according to manufacturers directions, but decreasing water to 1 1/2 cups.

  2. To make pesto: In a food processor, combine basil, cheese, oil and garlic. Process until well blended. Add yogurt and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Place a pizza stone or baking sheet on the lowest rack of the oven; preheat to 500*F. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Using fists, stretch one piece into a 6 inch round. Place on a cornmeal dusted pizza peel or inverted baking pan, using enough cornmeal so the dough slides easily. Stretch another piece of dough and place next to the first on the peel. Spread 1 tablespoon of pesto on each round of dough. Arrange 1/2 cup sliced tomatoes on each round of dough. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Carefully slide the pizzas onto the heated pizza stone or baking sheet and bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until the bottoms are crisp and browned. Working with 2 pizzas at a time, repeat with the remaining dough and toppings.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish, Indian, Bake, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 231.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
311
Calories from Fat
46
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.1g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Sodium
617mg
26%
Potassium
423mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
56.0g
19%
Dietary Fiber
4.2g
17%
Sugars
4.7g
Protein
10.7g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 6% Iron 26%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin C
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