Homemade Basil Pesto Pizza-The Little Shop of Olive Oils

Homemade Basil Pesto Pizza


  • 1 store-bought pizza crust
  • ½ cup Fresh Basil Pesto
  • 2 tablespoons Basil Premium Olive Oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, for garnish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Preheat your oven to the temperature recommended on the pizza crust package, typically around 450ºF (230ºC).
  • Place the pizza crust on a pizza stone or a large baking sheet. Brush the crust with basil olive oil to add extra flavor and prevent the crust from becoming soggy from the toppings.
  • Spread the Bella Cucina pesto evenly over the crust, leaving a small border around the edges.
  • Scatter the halved cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese evenly over the pesto.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly golden.
  • Once out of the oven, let the pizza cool for a few minutes, then scatter fresh basil leaves over the top. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Slice and serve warm.
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