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Grilled Italian Pesto Pizza

Grilled Italian Pesto Pizza
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 4
Enjoy this hearty grilled pizza with two types of cheese, tomatoes and basil pesto - dinner ready in just 25 minutes!
Updated May 18, 2011

Ingredients

  • 1 can (11 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Thin Crust 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

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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
270
Total Fat
30g
47%
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
970mg
40%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
5g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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