Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Garden Tomato and Basil Pesto Pizza

Total time: 15 minutes. Fresh mozzarella is easier to slice when it is very firm. Place mozzarella in the freezer just until firm, and thinly slice. Any brand of prebaked pizza crust will work for this recipe.

4 servings (serving size: 1/4 pizza)
* 1 (12-ounce) prebaked pizza crust (such as Mama Mary's brand)
Cooking spray
* 2 tablespoons commercial pesto
* 1 cup (4 ounces) thinly sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
* 2 cups chopped tomato (about 2 large)
* 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
* 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil

Preheat oven to 450°.

Spray crust with cooking spray.

Place crust on a baking sheet; bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Spread pesto evenly over crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with mozzarella cheese slices and tomato; sprinkle with pepper. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes or until cheese melts and crust is golden. Sprinkle with basil.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 377 (32% from fat)
Fat: 13.5g (sat 4.9g,mono 0.1g,poly 0.2g)
Protein: 14.8g
Carbohydrate: 48.1g
Fiber: 3.1g
Cholesterol: 24mg
Iron: 3.2mg
Sodium: 687mg
Calcium: 209mg

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recipes by: James McNair, Cooking Light


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