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Pesto Mozzarella Pizza

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Pesto Mozzarella Pizza combines the BEST homemade crust along with pesto sauce, roma tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. This meatless pizza recipe is a favorite combo at our home! 

Overhead shot of a sliced pesto tomato pizza, with one slice pulled away.

Homemade pizza means so many things to me. 

I’ve been making homemade pizza forever. We grew up making it as kids, and it was our Saturday night meal to go with “Donnie and Marie”. Yea, I’m old.

The difference between then and now, is 1) we didn’t make homemade crust back in the day, 2) we loaded the pizza with raw ground beef (ewww) so the pizza was greasy after it cooked, 3) we knew nothing about the fantastic sauce that is PESTO, 4) we used about 5 pounds of cheese that we sliced (shredded cheese wasn’t a thing), and 5) we were young and could eat unlimited slices without worrying about our waist lines.

I’m having visions of ALL of that right now!

Side shot of a sliced pesto tomato pizza.

THIS pizza combo is one of our favs.

  1. homemade pizza dough – the BEST
  2. homemade pesto sauce – ummm, also the best 🙂
  3. Roma tomatoes – sliced thin
  4. shredded mozzarella cheese (plus some shaved parmesan)

You will need a cast iron skillet for this recipe, and I use mine all the time for so many things.

Collage of the ingredients, and the ready to bake pizza in a skillet.
Overhead shot of a pesto tomato pizza in a cast iron skillet right after baking.

Be sure to read the tips in my homemade pizza dough recipe, including how to freeze individual pizza dough rounds for any day of the week. It’s pretty nice to be able to cook only one pizza at a time, especially now that we’re “almost empty nesters”.

BTW, you can use any kind of pesto sauce, but homemade is best. In addition to my original recipe, you could also use my Spinach Walnut Pesto Sauce.

Hand model below is my high school senior, who isn’t usually home (which is why we’re 98% empty nesters), but IS around when I make Skillet Pesto Tomato Pizza! Haha. 🙂

A hand holding a particle piece of tomato pesto pizza.

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Make this pizza recipe next: Classic Taco Pizza

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xoxo ~Sue

Overhead shot of a sliced pesto tomato pizza, with one slice pulled away.

Pesto Mozzarella Pizza

Pesto Mozzarella Pizza combines the BEST homemade crust along with pesto sauce, roma tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. This meatless pizza recipe is a favorite combo at our home! 
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pesto pizza
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

Instructions

  • For the dough, use 1/3 recipe of my homemade recipe for one skillet pizza. I make my dough ahead of time, and wrap dough sections separately. Remove dough the night before you need it, and place it in the refrigerator. About three hours before you bake the pizza, place dough in greased bowl and cover with a cloth. Read more in the blog post.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease the skillet, and spread dough in the pan, pushing it to all sides of the skillet.
  • Top the dough with pesto sauce, then sliced tomatoes, and top it with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until golden on top. Slice and serve immediately.

Notes

There are many more tips and details in my blog post.
See my homemade pizza dough and my homemade pesto sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 30mg | Vitamin A: 325IU | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 0.1mg

3 Comments

  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!! This was AMAZING!!! I used your pizza dough & pesto recipes and the entire family loved it! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thanks Cathy! I’m so glad ya’ll enjoyed it so much! 🙂

  2. I am excited as I am having this awesome recipe tonight. The Pesto takes it to another level!

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