Friday, October 3, 2008

Chicken Pesto Pizza

One of our family's favorites and really easy to make. I mean, come on, it's pizza. My mom and I made homemade pesto and froze it into various size muffin tins. I pull out a regular size muffin tin chunk of pesto for this pizza. I also use a Boboli pizza crust because 1.) I haven't found a homemade pizza crust recipe that I like, and 2.) I'd probably be too lazy to make it anyway.


Boboli pizza crust

about 1/2 - 1 cup pesto

about 1/2 block of cream cheese

1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

3/4 cup cooked chicken, cut into strips

about 1/2 of a zucchini, thinly sliced

2 mushrooms, thinly sliced

red pepper, thinly sliced

onions, same routine

about 1/4 cup parmesan, romano or asiago cheese, finely shredded

Mix pesto and cream cheese together to your taste. We have kids, and they like it a little creamier. You can use straight pesto if you choose, but I like to add some cream cheese because it helps bind the pesto together and makes the sauce not as greasy. Layer the rest of the ingredients in order. Vegetable preference is obviously optional. I'm the only one in my family that likes onions and peppers on my pizza. Sprinkle finely shredded parmesan cheese (or whatever you have around) on top.



Hope said...

Looks Yummy! Trader Joes sells Pizza Dough in the refridgerator section, in little bags, on the bottom. Can you tell I get that stuff alot? You just roll it out, put your pizza stuff on it, and bake it.

Half A Dozen said...

Looks delicious. The next time I am out that way, I will share a red pepper and onion pizza with you. :) Brigham and I are in the minority in our family when it comes to veggies.

Dan said...

This looks insanely good....!