Weekend Recipes: Healthy Cheese Pizza

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Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! While making a pie can be time consuming, the health benefits of this homemade masterpiece will definitely be worth it.

What You Need

  • 1 package whole-wheat pizza dough
  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 cup grated Pepper jack cheese
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese

How To Make It

Make sure oven is preheated to 425 degrees. Prepare pizza dough on pan. Place pesto, place basil, pine nuts, Parmesan, Pepper Jack, oil, 2 teaspoons of water, garlic, and pepper in a food processor. Pulse a few times, then blend. Spread 1/4 cup pesto onto pizza dough, covering evenly. Spread ricotta and mozzarella on top of pizza. Bake for around 20 minutes.