Pesto Pizza

Here’s another pizza idea. We had a broccoli and kale pizza crust in the freezer that we’d bought for a day where we didn’t have much time to cook, and we also had some leftover chicken sausage and pesto on hand…so this was a perfect way to use up a bunch of ingredients that needed to be eaten. We loved the pesto as a sauce, and we plan to do it again with different crusts and topping combinations in the future.

Time: 25 minutes


  • Pizza crust or dough (we used a frozen Broccoli and Kale crust this time, but some of our Homemade Pizza Crust Recipes would work well here if you’ve got the time)
  • Basil Pesto
  • Chicken sausage
  • Red pepper
  • Scallion onion
  • Feta cheese


  • Place your pizza stone or pizza sheet in the oven, and preheat it to 425 degrees F
  • When the pizza stone is heated, put your crust or dough (corn meal sprinkle first if using dough to prevent sticking) on it
  • Working quickly, assemble your toppings. I like to spread the hummus first followed by the spinach and cheese.
  • Stash everything in the oven for 15-20 minutes until your dough gets to your desired level of crispiness.
  • Remove from oven, and wait a minute or two before you cut into slices.
  • Plate, devour, and enjoy!

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