Recipe: Zucchini & Pesto Pizza

by Stephanie on July 18, 2012 · 0 comments

in Food & Nutrition

As part of my personal challenge to make one new recipe every week, I made my first homemade pizza the other night.  A couple of friends had recommended this zucchini and pesto pizza, saying it was quite tasty.  I was a little skeptical about liking a zucchini pizza so I decided to only risk half of my pizza on that and load the other half with different toppings.

The half and half pizza, pre-cooking.

I used a 12-inch Boboli original pizza crust.  It was quite tasty.  Just enough crust and just the right combination of soft and crispy.  I followed the original recipe directions for the zucchini pizza but did not follow the measurements since I was only doing half a pizza (and their amounts must have been for a pizza bigger than 12 inch).  I just used amounts that looked good to me.

Here’s what I my pizza looked like in detail:

Zucchini & Pesto Pizza

*Made 3 slices – 325 calories/slice

  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 2/3 large zucchini, thinly sliced
  • black olives, sliced
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese

I spread most of the pesto on the crust but kept a little to toss the zucchini slices in, as told by the original recipe.  Then I topped the pizza with the zucchini slices (overlapping them), black olives, and feta.

Roasted Garlic Sausage PIzza

*Made 3 slices – 300 calories/slice

These Aidells sausages are delicious.  They were sampling them at my grocery store a few weeks ago and I bought a few different flavors.  The roasted garlic and gruyere is my favorite so far.  Last week I put it in pasta sauce… yum.  You can check the website for retail stores that sell them or even get them online.  I recommend buying some!

The finished pizza looked delicious, right?  It really was.  The zucchini pizza was better than I ever expected!  The recipe is definitely a keeper.  The sausage side didn’t disappoint either. I cut the pizza into six decent sized slices because the crust package assumed six servings.  Two slices (one of each half) was pretty filling.  I’d definitely make this again!

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