Thursday, March 3, 2016

Fresh Tomato and Pesto Pizza

Yum

homemade pizza sauce recipe fresh tomatoes


I have been spending a lot of time learning all of the new technology on my much needed new computer. I decided that I needed a break and some fresh pizza, so I cooked this fresh tomato and pesto pizza.

I started by making my dough with my all-purpose dough recipe, this recipe will yield three pizzas so if you’re only making one you’ll have to cut it down.

Pizza Sauce Recipe Fresh Tomatoes:

3 medium tomatoes (diced)
½ lb. fresh mozzarella cheese (diced)
¼ cup mushrooms (diced)
4 to 5 tablespoons of pesto
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

I diced my tomatoes, mozzarella, and mushrooms in a bowl then added the garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. I tossed everything together and set the bowl aside.

pizza sauce made from fresh tomatoes
I greased a 14” round pizza pan and spread out my dough, then added my mixture on top. Starting in the middle I added a tablespoon of the pesto and spread it working my way out, and continued with the remaining pesto. It wasn't perfect but who is?

Then I added the fresh basil leaves, and grated the Parmesan and Romano cheese on top, just enough to cover.


I baked this on the middle rack at 450 degrees for 15 minutes and then moved it to the bottom rack for another 5 minutes. Times may vary, I just wanted to make sure the bottom was nice and brown and crispy.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.

26 comments:

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    1. Hi Susan, That's the problem I ate almost all of it myself!! Thanks

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    2. So authentic sounding, too. I know it's delicious.

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  2. Thank you for your pizza making tips ( like the bottom rack for 5min!!)
    Love that you used fresh tomatoes and mozzerella!! There should be a "Sam's Restaurant" !!!

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    1. Fresh was what I wanted on this one, Wow "Sam's Restaurant" ?? You are way too kind my friend :) Thanks so much.

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    2. I agree! We want a Sam's Diner! But of course, you'll have to franchise so there's one near me!

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  3. This looks like something I'll have to try next time I make a pizza. I love the freshness of it all. Great recipe!

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    1. Everything I used was fresh in this one, next time I think I'll even make my own pesto, as I did buy it this time. Thanks Connie :)

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  4. Pesto on pizza? Brilliant. I am going to do it! Thanks, Sam.

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    1. Brilliant?? you give me way too much credit David, although it was very tasty! Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Oh, wow, what a pizza! I love the combination of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and pesto.

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    1. Susan, It really is a great combination, and I did eat all of it!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. You've made me hungry for pizza and I haven't even had breakfast yet...LOL. Delicious sounding recipe!

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    1. Well Pat sometimes you can't beat pizza for breakfast! Thanks and have a great day :)

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  7. This looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

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    1. Thank you Margaret, It was really good :) Have a great weekend!!

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  8. Yay for new computers! Once you get the hang of the new software and where everything is I'm sure it will be wonderful! The pizza looks great too. There is nothing like a homemade pizza loaded with fresh ingredients!

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    1. Thanks Carlee, But I'm not so techy!!! but I'm learning :) The pizza is wonderful with everything fresh.

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  10. I still need to make this tasty recipe!!!

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    1. I do hope you like it if you make it, Oh well what's not to like!! it's Pizza :)

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  11. I can't wait to try this recipe! There's a frozen one of these in my freezer right now, but I just know it won't compare to this one. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Frozen is good but, I do like fresh, Thanks Daphne :)

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  12. another great one Sam. I am going to print this one for the weekend.

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda. I sure hope you like it :)

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  13. It has been years since I made myself a pesto pizza but I love them too! Thanks for the reminder, Sam, just might have to have this really soon!

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