Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Easy Weeknight Pesto and Tomato Pizza

So, last week I blogged about an easy weeknight pasta. This week, I'm blogging about a ridiculously easy weeknight pizza. (hmmm, I guess we like Italian.)

This recipe can be whatever you want it to be. If you like making pizza dough and have a great recipe, you could do that. If you have a great pesto recipe and you prefer to use it, then go for it. This time I opted for store bought crust and pesto. I like to keep it simple and it still tastes surprisingly good.

Okay, so here's the plan:

Assemble your ingredients.

- One "Pre-fabricated" Pizza Crust (I use Boboli. We decided that the original crust was superior to the thin crust.)
- Vegetable Oil Cooking Spray
- Pesto (I use Buitoni, though any pesto will do.)
- One Package Low Moisture Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 2 Roma Tomatoes
- Fresh Basil

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
Place pizza on a cookie sheet and spray it with vegetable oil.

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
While pizza is baking, slice your tomatoes and basil.
Remove from oven, smother with about 3 generous Tbs. of Pesto, leaving at least a 1/2" border.

Sprinkle a generous amount of cheese.

Top with your tomatoes.

Bake for an additional 5 minutes, until the cheese is nice and melty.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with basil.

Slice it up, pile it on a plate and enjoy!

15 minutes of work and does my test subject like it?

Yep. :) (I should note that he is almost three and becoming a major food critic.)

Well, there you have it. Ridiculously easy and rather tasty pesto and tomato pizza.

Have a Happy Day!


  1. Oh my goodness, that looks DELICIOUS! And it looks like your little guy is enjoying it--what a cutie! Thanks for the recipe idea :-)

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  2. Your three year old is adorable and the pizza looks yummy. I'm looking into vege and dairy free pizzas. I'm not sure if that second one is even possible. Thanks for reminding me!

    Found you on EBT and following!


  3. That looks really delicious. I am lucky because my husband loves to make bread, so if I want to make pizza he will do the dough and I can use it like Boboli! I should try your topping ideas.


  4. I guess the smile on your tester's face is all the testimonial we need! It looks wonderful.

  5. hmm, looks yum! I want pizza now :D

  6. Your pizza looks ridiculously tasty!! *drools*

  7. I was just making a menu for the next weeks meals! I had put down pizza but didn't think about making my own....I am so going to try this!

  8. This looks delicious! I love putting basil on pizza. :)