Spice up a traditional cheese pizza with pesto for real Italian flavor. In addition to tomato sauce, raw tomatoes are a great source of the antioxidant lycopene. Get more out of your favorite pizza by adding a few more nutritional toppings.

Jean Kressy

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Leigh Beisch; Styling: Sara Slavin

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1/4 of pizza)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450°.

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  • Place pizza crust on a baking pan and spread pesto on top in a thin layer (may be some bare spots), leaving about a 1-inch border. Arrange tomato slices in a single layer on top, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 450° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

320 calories; fat 13g; saturated fat 5g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 2g; protein 17g; carbohydrates 37g; fiber 6g; cholesterol 16mg; iron 2mg; sodium 650mg; calcium 231mg.
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