Pesto and Cheese Pizza

Pesto and Cheese Pizza

Make pizzeria-style pizza at home. It's easy when you have Bisquick® mix.

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cups Original Bisquick® mix
cup very hot water
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
sticks (1 oz each) mozzarella string cheese, cut in half lengthwise
cup refrigerated basil pesto (from 7-oz container)
bag (7 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese with sun-dried tomatoes and basil or plain mozzarella cheese (1 3/4 cups)
1 1/2
cups 1/8-inch strips yellow, red and green bell peppers
  1. Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 450°F. Spray 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir Bisquick mix, water and oil with fork until soft dough forms; beat vigorously 20 strokes. Cover; let stand 8 minutes.
  2. Pat or press dough in bottom and 1 inch over side of pizza pan. Place string cheese along edge of dough, overlapping if necessary. Fold 1-inch edge of dough over and around cheese; press to seal.
  3. Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned around edges.
  4. Spread pesto over warm crust. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese; top with bell peppers and remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
For a heartier version, add 1/4 cup diced smoked ham to the pizza toppings.
To add crispness to the crust, sprinkle cornmeal over the greased pan.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 210),
  • Total Fat 23g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 930mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 30g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 14g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.