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Pesto and Cheese Pizza

Pesto and Cheese Pizza
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 8
This is what we call a painless pizza! A favorite for sharing, and even better not to. Make your very own Italian-inspired creation from the comfort of your own home, quick and easy with Bisquick™. The simple ingredients keep this pizza fresh, vibrant and to the point.
Updated December 7, 2020

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
210
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
930mg
39%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
4g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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