Pesto and Cheese Pizza


Prep Time: 20min
Total Time: 45min
Servings: 8


Ingredients

3
cups Original Bisquick® mix
2/3
cup very hot water
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
4
sticks (1 oz each) mozzarella string cheese, cut in half lengthwise
1/3
cup refrigerated basil pesto (from 7-oz container)
1
bag (7 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese with sun-dried tomatoes and basil or plain mozzarella cheese (1 3/4 cups)
1 1/2
cups 1/8-inch strips yellow, red and green bell peppers

Directions

  • 1Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 450°F. Spray 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir Bisquick mix, water and oil with fork until soft dough forms; beat vigorously 20 strokes. Cover; let stand 8 minutes.
  • 2Pat or press dough in bottom and 1 inch over side of pizza pan. Place string cheese along edge of dough, overlapping if necessary. Fold 1-inch edge of dough over and around cheese; press to seal.
  • 3Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned around edges.
  • 4Spread pesto over warm crust. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese; top with bell peppers and remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

    Expert Tips

    For a heartier version, add 1/4 cup diced smoked ham to the pizza toppings.
    To add crispness to the crust, sprinkle cornmeal over the greased pan.



    Pesto and Cheese Pizza Pesto and Cheese Pizza Reviewed by sasuke uchiha on 04:05 Rating: 5

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