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White Pizza with Basil Pesto & Pine Nuts

Sometimes a white pizza is just what the doctor ordered! Spike your dough with Parmesan, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh herbs for added flavour

April 8th, 2012

By Robin Miller
*Find this and other great recipes in Quick Fix Meals

In Quick Fix Meals, Robin shares her best time-saving strategies for putting fresh, delicious food on the table every night. Her recipes are organized by technique and can be put together and on the table in 20 minutes. There are also Simple Sides that go together in no time, as well as, for those who just can't live without dessert, a collection of In-a-Snap Sweets.

*This recipe has been adapted from its original.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen pizza dough, thawed according to package directions
  • ¾ cup prepared basil pesto
  • 1½ cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • ⅓ cup pine nuts
  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.

  2. Punch dough down with your fist and transfer to a lightly floured work surface (or cover work surface with parchment or waxed paper to prevent dough from sticking). Using a rolling pin, roll it out into an 18-inch circle.

  3. Transfer dough to a large baking sheet and spread pesto evenly over top, to within ½ inch of the edge. Sprinkle mozzarella, Parmesan, and pine nuts evenly over top.

  4. Bake until cheese melts and crust is golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting into slices.

White Pizza with Basil Pesto & Pine Nuts
Photography by Mark Ferri

2 responses to “White Pizza with Basil Pesto & Pine Nuts”

  1. jane says:

    The picture shows red onions and what looks like zucchinni and mushrooms as well…

  2. Jan says:

    It would be nice to have the original recipe – it looks delicious

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