Recipe courtesy of The Island Pub
Pesto Perfection Pie
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
one 13-inch pizza
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
one 13-inch pizza
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Pesto Sauce:
  • 1 pound fresh basil
  • 25 cloves garlic, peeled 
  • 1 ounce pine nuts, roasted 
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 2 cups Parmesan, freshly grated 
Pizza:
  • One 10-ounce pizza dough ball
  • 6 ounces 50/50 provolone and mozzarella cheese blend, shredded 
  • 1 ounce Asiago cheese, grated 
  • 1/2 cup diced roma tomatoes 
  • 3 ounces cremini mushrooms, chopped and roasted 
  • 3 ounces roasted garlic cloves 
  • 2 chicken thighs, roasted, coated in 2 tablespoons of pesto sauce and chopped 
  • 2 ounces chopped fresh basil leaves 

Directions

Special equipment: A pizza oven or standard oven that can reach 600 degrees F

Preheat a pizza oven to 600 degrees F.

To make the pesto sauce: In a food processor, add the fresh basil, garlic, roasted pine nuts, extra-virgin olive oil and Parmesan. Blend until smooth.

To make the pizza: Roll out the pizza dough into a 13-inch round. Dock the pizza around the edge to prevent too much rising of the crust. Spread the dough with the pesto sauce and sprinkle on the provolone and mozzarella mix. Add the Asiago, tomatoes, roasted crimini mushrooms, roasted garlic cloves and pesto chicken and bake until golden and bubbling, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove the pizza from the oven and garnish with the chopped basil.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Georgia Peach Perfection

Recipe courtesy of Jamie Deen

Pesto

Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Pesto

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Pesto Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Rock'n Dough Pizza Co.

Cilantro Pesto

Recipe courtesy of Daisy Martinez

Cilantro Pesto

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Cupcake Wars

10am | 9c

Cupcake Wars

11am | 10c

Cupcake Wars

12pm | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1pm | 12c

Cheap Eats

2pm | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cheap Eats

3pm | 2c

Cheap Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cheap Eats

4pm | 3c

Cheap Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Cheap Eats

5pm | 4c

Cheap Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Cheap Eats

6pm | 5c

Cheap Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man Fire Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Man Fire Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12am | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1am | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30am | 12:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c