Pesto Pizza With Mushroom And Bell Pepper Recipe
Pesto Pizza With Mushroom And Bell Pepper is a twist to the original pizza recipe by adding pesto as the sauce which imparts a basil infused pizza. Serve it along with a Cream of Celery Soup for dinner and Summer Fruit Tart to end the meal.
Pesto Pizza With Mushroom and Bell Peppers Recipe is a twist on the classic pizza recipe. As we all know that a usual pizza contains a tangy tomato sauce as the spread but in this recipe we made it different by adding a creamy and flavorful pesto sauce and then topping it up with generous amount of vegetables and cheese.
The pesto sauce gives a different texture and flavor to the pizza and at the same time healthy and tasty too. You can experiment this at your place and amaze your family members for a delicious Sunday meal.
If you are looking for more pizza recipes here are some :
- 1 Whole Wheat Pizza Dough , recipe For the topping
- 1 cup Button mushrooms , sliced
- 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese , grated
- 1 Red Bell pepper (Capsicum) , sliced For the Pesto
- 1/4 cup Walnuts , toasted
- 250 grams Basil leaves , with stems removed
- 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
- Salt , to taste
- 1 tablespoon Whole Black Peppercorns , coarsely pounded
- 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese , grated
How to make Pesto Pizza With Mushroom And Bell Pepper Recipe
To begin making the Pesto Pizza With Mushroom and Bell Peppers Recipe, make the pizza dough ready and keep it by following our instructions in the recipe link.
To make the basil pesto, we will first have to grind all the ingredients together.
Place the walnuts, garlic, basil leaves, salt, and pepper in the food processor and churn until coarse. With the processor running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bowl through the feed tube and process until the pesto is thoroughly pureed.
Add the Parmesan and puree it for a minute. Keep it aside as you move on to saute the mushrooms.
Heat a sauce pan with oil, add mushroom and saute them until it softens and all the water is evaporated.
To make the pizza, roll the dough using a rolling pin to form a circle, you can roll it as thin you want to get a thin crust or you can keep it thick as well.
After rolling, dust some flour on to the pan, carefully lift the rolled dough using both your hands and place it on the pan.
Spread the pesto sauce evenly over the dough, add all the toppings including mushroom, bell pepper and top it with cheddar cheese.
Put the pizza in the oven and bake them for about 25 minutes until the crust is browned a little.