Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pesto Pizza

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My daughter makes the best pizza!  It is so good with all kinds of fresh veggies on top of a crispy pizza crust.  You can add whatever ingredients you prefer.

1 bag of Trader Joe's fresh pizza dough (comes in a baggie in the refrigerated section)
Trader Joe's basil pesto
Fresh tomato slices or sun-dried tomatoes
Goat cheese, in small chunks
Sliced olives
Sliced mushrooms, sauteed in a little olive oil

Bring the pizza dough to room temperature for about 1/2 hour.  Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.  Place dough on a pizza stone or lightly oiled baking sheet.  (Bed Bath & Beyond pizza pan with holes works great.)  Bake the crust for about 10-12 minutes.  Then spread the pesto on top;  add tomatoes, goat cheese, olives and mushrooms. Bake for an additional 8-10 minutes.  Remove from oven and add the fresh arugula.   Serve immediately.