Mini Margharita Pesto Pizza

Mini Margharita Pesto Pizza

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This simply made Margharita pizza doesn’t need much boasting. It is so fresh with tomatoes, herbs, and a drizzle of pesto; it’s like summer on a plate. Not everyone (hubby) shares my love for Margharita pizza. These mini pizzas come in handy so the whole family can choose what favorite toppings they want.

Almost every week I get a request for BBQ Chicken Pizza but this time I wanted something a little different. I’ve always tagged margharita pizza as a more sophisticated, girly kind-of pizza; but did you know – “A widespread belief attributes the name of the pizza to the Queen consort of Italy, Margharita of Savoy. Legend has it that the queen grew tired of the gourmet French food that was being served on her trip to Naples”. What?! In other words, she actually wanted something simple and a little less fancy.😄 Either way, I feel you Mrs. Margharita.

Let’s eat!🤍

Mini Margharita Pesto Pizza

Simple, flavorful mini pizza's topped with cheese, fresh tomatoes, herbs and a drizzle of pesto.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 285 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Greek whole wheat flat bread pita (Papa Pita) other flat bread pita brands work just fine
  • 1 8 oz package low skim shredded mozzarella
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 14 oz jar store-bought pizza sauce link below of my favorite brands
  • store-bought pesto I used signature pesto brand but any will do
  • fresh basil
  • Nona Pia's balsamic glaze for drizzling link below
  • salt
  • 1 14 oz can halved artichoke hearts in water optional

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Using a large round pizza pan or large sheet pan (link below) lay out 4 mini pita's.
  • Top each one with pizza sauce. Use as much or as little as you like. I did about a tablespoon because I don't like my pizza super saucy.
  • Sprinkle with a 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese.
  • Add 3 sliced tomatoes, a pinch of salt, a few artichoke hearts (optional) and drizzle with pesto, about 1 tablespoon.
  • Bake in pre-heated oven for 7-10 minutes or until desired crispiness. I still like there to be a little bit of chewiness to the pizza crust and not totally crispy.
  • Top with fresh basil and drizzle that delicious Nona Pia's balsamic glaze over the top.

Notes

If you want to offer your family and friends other pizza topping options, follow these steps-
Mini pita flat bread
Pizza sauce.
2 Tablespoons of mozzarella cheese (or as much as you like).
Pizza toppings such as – pepperoni, Canadian bacon, sausage, pineapple, green peppers, onions, olives, mushrooms, etc…
A little more mozzarella cheese.
Bake as directed in recipe.
 
Note: The nutritional facts for this recipe are based on my Margharita ingredients and  measurements, and includes 1 pizza pita. Calories may vary depending on toppings. 
 
Keyword Margharita pizza, Pizza

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2 thoughts on “Mini Margharita Pesto Pizza”

  • Excited to try this it sounds delicious! And look at that I learned something new about Margherita pizza❤️

    • You will love it! I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t mind some rich French food on my trip to Naples😍

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