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Basil Pesto Pizza

Basil Pesto Pizza

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Category: Main Dishes, Recipes

Makes one 12-inch pizza


  • 1 (10-ounce) prepared pizza dough or crust
  • 3/4 cup Basil Pesto w/Walnuts
  • 1 cup shredded smoked Swiss or smoked cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cup sliced firm tomatoes (about 5 Roma-style tomatoes)
  • 1 cup finely chopped Ichiban (Japanese) eggplant
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper (about 1 medium pepper)
  • 1/3 cup pitted and chopped kalamata olives


  1. Preheat oven to 475 °F. Spread pesto evenly over prepared dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle with both cheeses. Arrange tomato slices over entire pizza.
  2. Toss eggplant with infused oil. Top pizza crust with eggplant, red pepper and olives. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until crust is golden and cheese is completely melted.