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Pesto Pizza Recipe


pesto pizza

Pesto Pizza

Stephanie Gallagher
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This pesto pizza recipe is made with a spinach pesto and two kinds of cheese. If you can't find fresh mozzarella, or it's too expensive, simply use shredded mozzarella cheese for this pesto pizza.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8 servings


  • For Pesto:
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. to 1/2 cup olive oil
  • For Pizza:
  • 1 12-inch pre-cooked thin crust pizza crust, such as Boboli
  • 1 cup shredded asiago or parano cheese
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Place spinach, walnuts and garlic in a food processor, fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until spinach is finely-chopped. Add salt, pepper and parmesan cheese. Pulse several times. Drizzle in olive oil, 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing, until desired consistency for pesto is reached.

  3. Spread pesto over pizza crust. Top with cheeses. Place pizza on a pizza stone or cast iron pizza pan, such as the Mario Batali pizza pan. Bake 10-15 minutes until cheese is bubbly.

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