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Mediterranean Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella

Mediterranean Pizza with Fresh MozzarellaThe unbeatable flavors of the Mediterranean top this scrumptious pizza—like pesto, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, pine nuts and mozzarella cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (14-inch) pre-baked pizza crust or 2 (8-inch) pre-baked pizza crusts
3/4 cup pesto sauce (basil-based)
1/2 cup sliced roasted red peppers
1/4 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil)
1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives
1/4 cup pine nuts
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Place the pizza crust(s) on a pizza pan or a large baking sheet. Spread the crust(s) with pesto sauce. Top with the peppers, tomatoes, olives, and pine nuts. Sprinkle with the shredded mozzarella, and place the mozzarella slices on top.
  3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until the pizza has reached the desired doneness.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.