This Easy Pesto Pizza Recipe comes together in less than 15 minutes and is a perfect weeknight meal or party appetizer!
It’s the first week of Summer Break! It took until like the last week in May for me to feel excited about it and I think it was because that was when I finally got all the kids in their activities for the summer and figured out a work schedule that would actually let me play with my kids this summer. And now I’m PUMPED they are finally out of school! We took them out of activities while we were selling our house and moving so I have #allthemomguilt and I’m ready to see them all jazzed at being back at it.
The catch to all of it is that *all* of our summer activities are at night! Like right around the time my family should be eating dinner. Or they end like at the time we usually sit down for dinner. EEEEEP! Every.single.night. So I’m on the hunt for easy dinner recipes that can be prepped ahead of time or have very little prep time and very little cooking time.
That shouldn’t be hard, I mean, this like my job, right? Lol!
Easy Pesto Pizza
So this Easy Pesto Pizza totally fits the bill! It is full of delicious summer flavors of tomatoes and basil and it is literally five minutes of prep and less than ten minutes of cooking time. Which means that you can have this guy on your table in under 15 minutes. Throw together a great summer salad while the pizza is cooking and you are totally set! And it is ridiculously yummy. It would also work perfectly as a fast party appetizer!
The Perfect Cheeses for Pesto Pizza
I love using Crystal Farms Shredded Mozzarella and Shredded Parmesan for this pizza, but you can use any type of cheese you like. They are delicious, natural with few preservatives, and a rich source of protein. Their Shredded Mozzarella is our go-to for pizza night because it melts so perfectly and I want to put their Shredded Parmesan on all.the.things. It adds the perfect zesty bite to so many recipes, especially this pizza.
Store Bought or Homemade Pizza Crust
When we’re tight on time, I like to keep a few tubes of store bought pizza dough on hand. That way you can whip up this pizza in no time. However if you have a few extra minutes, you can do it all from from scratch with my fool proof pizza dough recipe. I promise it’s easy to make and tastes so delicious!
More Great Pesto Recipes
If you can’t get enough pesto in your life try these recipes too! Pop open a can of your favorite pesto sauce and dinner is served!
Easy Pesto Pizza
- 1 store bought thin crust baked, not dough
- 1/2 cup store bought pesto
- 2 cups Crystal Farms Shredded Mozzarella
- 1 roma tomato diced
- fresh basil
- 1/4 cup Crystal Farms Shredded Parmesan
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- Spread the pesto over your pizza crust. Top with mozzarella. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and top with tomato, basil, and shredded parmesan.