Roasted Vegetable Pesto Pizza
Last week I had a ton of veggies in the fridge that had to be cooked up. I thought roasting them and using them as toppings for my pizza that night was a good idea. I also caught a glimpse of a large jar of pesto I bought during my last shopping trip to Costco – it was a weak moment, because really, it is a HUGE jar of pesto. This all came together so nicely…
Making your own pizza at home really is so easy, especially now that most grocery stores are carrying pizza dough in their bakery section. I am determined to try making my own pizza dough soon, I have not been successful in the past, but I think it’s time to try again.
I have to tell you, we really loved this pizza. That’s right, we. After my husband ate some of his good ole reliable pepperoni slices, he tried one of mine and actually enjoyed it. The leftovers were even better the next day.
Recipe from Aggie’s Kitchen
store bought or homemade pizza dough
1-2 red bell peppers, chopped
1-2 zucchinis, chopped
2 yellow squash, chopped
red onion, chopped
4-5 garlic cloves, crushed
store bought or homemade pesto
mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper
In a large bowl, toss veggies, olive oil and salt and pepper. Spread evenly on large baking sheet and place in a preheated 425 degree oven. Roast vegetables for approximately 20-25 minutes, tossing about halfway through.
Spread pizza dough out on flat surface. Work dough out, pulling and stretching gently until reaching desired size. I use a pizza stone and try to get the dough just slightly larger than the stone since it does tend to shrink back slightly.
Spread pesto evenly over pizza dough. Spread roasted vegetables over pesto. Top with pine nuts and mozzarella. Bake in 425 degree oven for approximately 15-20 minutes or until dough is golden brown and cheese is melted. Be sure to lift pizza up and check that the bottom is browning as well. If it is not, place on lower rack for a few more minutes.
(for a printable version of this recipe click here)
Happy Friday to everyone and enjoy your weekend!!
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