Grilled Italian Pesto Pizza

Enjoy this Italian-style grilled pizza with two types of cheese, tomatoes and basil pesto – a wonderful dinner ready in just 25 minutes!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/2
cup basil pesto
1
package (14 oz) prebaked original Italian pizza crust or other 12-inch ready-to-serve pizza crust
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
3
large plum (Roma) tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2
cup whole basil leaves
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Brush pesto over pizza crust. Sprinkle 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese over pesto. Arrange tomato slices and basil leaves on cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese.
  • 2 Place pizza on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until crust is crisp and cheese is melted. (If crust browns too quickly, place a piece of foil between crust and grill.)

Expert Tips

If you have lots of fresh basil, make your own pesto. Place 2 cups firmly packed basil leaves, 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup pine nuts, 1/2 cup olive oil and 3 cloves garlic in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend on medium speed about 3 minutes or until smooth.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
640
(
Calories from Fat
320),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
36g
36%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
1160mg
1160%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
60%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.