Grilled Italian Pesto Pizza

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

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

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.)
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 640
    • (Calories from Fat 320),
  • Total Fat 36g
    • (Saturated Fat 14g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 1160mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 50g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 31g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.