Heirloom Tomato, Mozzarella Cheese & Basil Pesto Pizza

Replace tomato sauce with pesto sauce on your next homemade pizza for a flavorful twist!

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Homemade Pizza Recipe with Basil Pesto

Tired of the same old homemade pizza recipe? Then give this pesto pizza recipe a try! Replace tomato sauce with basil pesto and top with sweet heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and freshly ground pepper for a for a tantalizing twist on your usual pie. Pizza night will never be the same!


Ingredients for 4 people

  • 3/4 jar Barilla® Basil Pesto, divided
  • 1 ready-made 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes, sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
  • Salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • 5 basil leaves, sliced thin


  1. 1
    Preheat the oven to 450° F.
  2. 2
    Place pizza crust onto a cookie sheet. Top with ½ jar of pesto and spread evenly.
  3. 3
    Gently place the tomatoes around the pizza, season with salt and pepper and top with cheese.
  4. 4
    Bake for 10-12 minutes or until fully cooked and cheese is bubbling and melted.
  5. 5
    Remove pizza from the oven then drizzle with remaining pesto and garnish with basil.

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