Pesto sauce (for pizza especially)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

A nice change from normal tomato-based pizza sauce. This is really nice with goat's cheese, roasted garlic pieces, and roasted halved cherry tomatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  2. Puree until the mixture forms a smooth, thick paste.
  3. Topping ideas for pesto pizza: Sliced crimini mushrooms.
  4. Reconstituted sun-dried tomatoes.
  5. Sliced black olives.
  6. Shaved Parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

This turned out great! I omitted the pine nuts, but followed the rest of the recipe and used it to top a naan bread which I then sprinkled with parm/romano/asiago. I baked it @ 350 for 15+/- minutes. Just fabulous!

PartTimeVegetarian October 13, 2009

This was a wonderful change for pizza. I have also used it for omelettes with mushrooms and spinach.

janis_cochran September 15, 2013