Pesto Pizza

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bobwatts
Junior Burger
2012/08/17 19:51:10
What toppings to you like added to a Pesto Pizza?
RC51Mike
Cheeseburger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/18 06:57:56
Prosciutto, calamata olives, fresh mushrooms.
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/18 07:02:01
....almost anything....basil is KING!!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/18 10:18:50
Love basil. Hate pesto.
marzsit
Cheeseburger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/20 06:22:13
thin crust + fresh pesto+ freshly grated grana padano
 
after it's baked but before it's cut, covered with thinly sliced fresh tomato :)
hatteras04
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/20 09:35:05
When I make it is is just cheese - mozzerella, grated parm, grated romano, and fontina.  The fontina is what makes it one of my favorites.
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/20 11:23:03
anchovies
Davwud
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/20 12:42:46
Oooo.
 
shrimp and brie.
 
DT
the grillman
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/20 13:24:33
The wife and I love pizza with pesto sauce.  We will use provolone or both provolone and mozzarella cheese, and any or all of the following...portobella mushrooms, roasted red or any color peppers, caramelized onion, grilled chicken (I know it's a bit bland, but it's the wife's favorite).  I also like a few good olives, like kalamata.  
bobwatts
Junior Burger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/22 23:22:38
Thanks for all the great ideas. Pesto is a new addition for me. I have a wood fired oven that I use at festival type events and have only recently started using pesto - and now I wonder where it has been all my life!?!
 
My favorite so far is the veggie (onions, peppers and black olives) with bacon and a combo of provolone and mozzarella cheese. I saw the one suggestion of fontina. That looks interesting enough to try!
 
I build the pie, then put the pesto on top, once the pie is out of the oven I put a bit more on just to make sure the flavor pops. The smell is fantastic. A couple of events ago, I had someone come up who was sitting 60' or so away and ask, "WHAT are you cooking? It's driving us crazy it smells so good!" You never get tired of those sort of comments.
 
Thanks again for all the great comments.
Root-Beer Man
Cheeseburger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/23 18:40:08
I've always been fond of onions, feta and tomato slices. Kinda like the ones that get made at Mellow Mushroom.
bobwatts
Junior Burger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/24 12:02:05
I have not had their pesto pie R-BM. I need to make an MM run to try it. Thanks for the heads up.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/24 12:38:48
I have had a pesto based pizza, once. Topped with artichokes, fresh mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and onions. Very good, but not a pizza to me. I like traditional toppings, and considered what I had a flatbread.
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/24 14:49:03
Pizza Margharita, in Italy, isas far as anyone knows, the original pizza...and it is topped withy tomato sauce, mozzarella, and BASIL leaves...and that's as traditional as it gets. Define "Tradtional" any way you want. In Italy, most pizzerias have all kinds of toppings....sausage is as common as artichokes and all kinds of crazy things. We've talked about many of those toppings on various threads here. Even as a kid,over 60 years ago, in our Italian neighborhood, pizza came with many types of toppings...."traditional" sure is a vague term!!!!!I guess to many people traditional means a plain or pepperoni...but not so in most of Italy or even Italian neighborhoods.
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/24 14:56:24
Also, Ann, pizza is no more, or less, flatbread than tortillas, pitas, great Indian bread etc etc.........Putting great toppings on a pizza, doesn't demote it to flatbread. I'm as Italian as they come, and my culture and my travels have shown me Pizza comes in many styles and many toppings......choose what you like, call it what you like....just ENJOY!!!!!
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/24 21:04:29
I should have been more specific in my reply. I have a friend from Sicily who owns a pizza place here, and am a Margharita fiend. My parents traveled to Italy twice and described the most delicious pizza served almost every where they went-simple, topped with sauce, cheese and spices. Or in some cases just olive oil, cheese and spices. So, I will re-nig my previous comment to reflect "simple". My comment was in no way a slander to what people like, or call pizza. A bit surprised, my friend, that you took such exception to my comment. You normally "get" me.
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/24 23:50:02
No problem Ann....I see what you mean...and agree...sometimes "the Simple" is "the best"!!!
bobwatts
Junior Burger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/08/27 19:48:48
"The Simple" is "The Best". Spoken like a member of my team! I cook in a wood fired brick oven and find the toppings have greater harmony with one another when the builder (me) remembers that "less is more".
stevetamer
Junior Burger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/09/03 18:32:12
I love pesto
amberdorsch123
Junior Burger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2012/12/29 01:21:29
Pesto pizza is that pizza which we prepare with the help of basil pesto . Basil pesto is a nice thing to add flavor to your food items.
jorenmathew
Junior Burger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2013/05/30 07:55:34
You can add the mushroom and tomato to Pesto Pizza. For increasing the thickness, you can add cheese on that pizza. 
Yummy,taste.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:Pesto Pizza 2013/05/30 11:08:11
Michael Hoffman

Love basil. Hate pesto.

 
Great minds think alike. 
sandrew834
Hamburger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2013/08/02 06:14:57
I like sliced tomato and sautéed cremini mushrooms toppings on Pesto Pizza.
jmckee
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2013/08/02 09:45:18
At Lisa's Pizzeria in Rodanthe, NC, in the Outer Banks, they serve a pesto pizza with feta, cheddar, mozzarella, bacon, and little chunks of fried chicken. I've managed to almost replicate it at home. It's delicious.
plb
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2013/08/02 15:46:39
jmckee

At Lisa's Pizzeria in Rodanthe, NC, in the Outer Banks, they serve a pesto pizza with feta, cheddar, mozzarella, bacon, and little chunks of fried chicken. I've managed to almost replicate it at home. It's delicious.

 Jmckee,
Thanks, we're going to be out that way later this month.  I've noticed that there are no official Roadfood places on the Outer Banks and we love pesto.
Phil
jerryfoster
Junior Burger
Re:Pesto Pizza 2013/08/20 01:23:36
I usually add black olives, fresh mushroom and sun-dried tomato with Parmesan cheese.