Pesto and Cheese Pizza

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

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

3
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
2/3
cup very hot water
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
4
sticks (1 oz each) mozzarella string cheese, cut in half lengthwise
1/3
cup refrigerated basil pesto (from 7-oz container)
1
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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
930mg
930%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
40%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
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.