Grilled Italian Pesto Pizza

Enjoy this hearty grilled pizza with two types of cheese, tomatoes and basil pesto - dinner ready in just 25 minutes!

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
can (11 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated thin pizza crust
1/2
cup basil pesto
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
3
large plum (Roma) tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2
cup whole basil leaves
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill to medium heat. Cut 14 x 14-inch piece of heavy duty foil; spray foil with cooking spray. Place dough on foil; starting at center press dough to 12-inch round. Place dough on grill, foil side down. Cook, uncovered, 3 minutes or until bottom of crust is light golden brown. Remove from grill.
  • 2 Using wide spatula, flip crust over so uncooked side is down. Brush pesto over pizza crust. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese over pesto. Arrange tomato slices and basil leaves on cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese.
  • 3 Place pizza onto grill, foil side down. Cook, covered, an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese begins to melt.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill to medium heat. Cut 14 x 14-inch piece of heavy duty foil; spray foil with cooking spray. Place dough on foil; starting at center press dough to 12-inch round. Place dough on grill, foil side down. Cook, uncovered, 3 minutes or until bottom of crust is light golden brown. Remove from grill.
  • 2 Using wide spatula, flip crust over so uncooked side is down. Brush pesto over pizza crust. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese over pesto. Arrange tomato slices and basil leaves on cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese.
  • 3 Place pizza onto grill, foil side down. Cook, covered, an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese begins to melt.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you have lots of fresh basil, make your own pesto. Place 2 cups firmly packed basil leaves, 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup pine nuts, 1/2 cup olive oil and 3 cloves garlic in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend on medium speed about 3 minutes or until smooth.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
(
Calories from Fat
270),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
30%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
970mg
970%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
40%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.