Pesto Pizza

So my parents were in town this past 3 days. With family around, crafting is not my #1 priority, but food IS!

Thursday night greeted us with Pesto Pizza. The idea originally came from allrecipes, but here's how I made it.

Stacy's Pizza Dough
2 3/4 - 3 1/4 cup flour
1 pkg. yeat
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
2 Tbsp oil

Mix 1 1/4 cup flour with yeast and salt. Add the water and oil and beat on low for 30 seconds. Beat on high 3 minutes. (I beat this by hand with a whisk until mixed together.) Stir in the rest of the flour and kneed 6-8 minutes. (I stir in with a stiff spatula and then let my kitchen aid do the hard work.) Let rise until double, punch down, roll out on greased and corn mealed pan. Makes one thick crust or 2 thin. Bake at 375 for about 12-15 minutes.
*I like to add about 1 tsp garlic powder into the dough.

Pesto Pizza
Pizza dough of choice (and you could certainly use pre-made)
Classico brand pesto sauce (found with the spaghetti sauces)
Diced grilled chicken, seasoned to taste (I use salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and basil)
Diced red pepper
Mozzarella Cheese

On top of dough spread a good layer of pesto. Then spread diced grilled chicken, red peppers, and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, just enough to have a good cover. Cook according dough directions and scarf!

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