Rating: 4.71 stars
111 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 86
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

This pesto-based pizza is an amazingly simple and delicious variation to your regular pizza. Adapted from a pizza idea at a popular Neapolitan pizza restaurant in Washington DC, it'll take minutes to make and will disappear in even less time!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven according to pizza package instructions.

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  • Dab pesto onto the center of the pizza base, and spread toward the outer edges. Cut the goat cheese into thin coins, and spread or crumble across the pizza. Arrange tomato slices over goat cheese. Sprinkle with garlic. Brush the crust edges lightly with olive oil.

  • Place pizza directly on preheated oven rack. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the crust edges are golden.

  • After taking pizza out of the oven, allow to cool for a few minutes so that the cheese has time to set. After a couple of minutes, cover the pizza with a few handfuls of arugula. Cut, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

266 calories; protein 11.7g; carbohydrates 19.6g; fat 15.7g; cholesterol 26.2mg; sodium 474.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (74)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2009
This was delicious! I mixed two cups of arugula with some lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh ground pepper before chopping it up as the topping so it's less messy to cut and eat. YUM! Very savory recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/22/2013
Very heavy. Read More
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111 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 86
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2009
This was delicious! I mixed two cups of arugula with some lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh ground pepper before chopping it up as the topping so it's less messy to cut and eat. YUM! Very savory recipe. Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2008
This pizza was DELICIOUS! We absolutely loved it! I actually used spinach because that is all I had on hand and it went wonderfully with the goat cheese! And the tomatoes were an excellent touch. I will definitely save this recipe and make it over and over again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2008
I LOVE arugula goat cheese and garlic. Followed it EXACTLY with phenomenal results!!!! Will make again and again. Very easy gourmet recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2011
This was DELICIOUS! I used a classic pesto recipe on top of a homemade unbaked crust then a creamy cottage cheese in place of goat cheese (How much better it could be with the goat cheese!) and then grape tomatoes sliced thin. THEN I sauteed the arugula (2 or 3 cups) in some olive oil and butter and placed that on top of the pizza before baking it. It was so good. Had leftovers for lunch today. I can't wait to make this again with goat cheese! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2011
This was simply fabulous! I also chopped the arugula and tossed it with a little olive oil lemon juice and pepper. I also only used about 2 oz. goat cheese and sprinkled it over the pizza to save a few calories. It was wonderful and I will definitely make this again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2011
Family fav we make again & again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2011
Overall a tasty recipe. I took the advice of someone else by cutting up my greens and tossing them in lemon & pepper before putting on pizza. Definitely think that added something extra. Would try homemade pizza dough next time. Not the fault of the recipe but the pre-made crust was certainly lacking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2012
SO GOOD!!! Goat cheese and arugula are 2 of my favorite ingredients so this recipe was right up my alley! I used a thin crust pizza dough so it was more 'flat bread pizza' than traditional pizza. I also used only 4-5oz goat cheese (plain not seasoned) and that was enough. I only needed 2 roma tomatoes b/c my crust was on the smaller side and I took other recommendations and tossed the arugula with lemon juice EVOO salt and pepper before topping the pizza and I think that made it even better! Oh and save yourself all the hassle and use minced garlic instead of cutting garlic yourself! Cannot wait to make this again!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2011
I agree- way too much goat cheese. I think 4 ounces would be enough. I couldn't find seasoned so it was just regular goat cheese. Upon other readers suggestions I did toss the arugala with lemon juice evoo and a little salt and pepper. I also added some sliced black olives. Pretty good but nothing totally amazing. It is a nice change from regular pizza though and a great use for pesto. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/22/2013
Very heavy. Read More
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