Pesto Pizza

Ingredients for two 8-inch pesto pizzas

  • two 8-inch pizza crusts

  • 1/2 zucchini or yellow squash

  • 1 medium tomato

  • two slices of onion

  • pesto (2 tablespoons)

  • mozzarella

  • fresh basil

  • kosher salt and pepper (to taste)

  • extra virgin olive oil (1-2 tablespoons)

Directions to make pesto pizza

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

  • In a medium saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add vegetables, salt/pepper and saute 2-3 minutes to slightly cook.

  • Place one tablespoon of pesto on each pizza round. Pinch off pieces of mozzarella and place onto pizza crust. Add veggies, but not the basil (will burn).

  • Bake for 7 minutes. Turn oven to boil, and bake 1-2 additional minutes, leaving oven door slightly open.

  • Once out of the oven tear pieces of basil and scatter on top. Optional: top with freshly grated parmigiano- reggiano.

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