>>Three-Cheese Tomato-Basil Pizza

Three-Cheese Tomato-Basil Pizza


Ease: Easy

Yield: 6 servings

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Source: Jessica Cox, RD

Southeast Dairy Association - Three-Cheese Tomato-Basil Pizza
This easy veggie pizza is packed with protein from ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

Ingredients

  • 1 (10-ounce) pre-baked whole-wheat pizza crust
  • 1/4 cup pesto (pre-made)
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon 1% reduced-fat milk
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves

Directions

Preheat oven to 450˚.

Place pizza crust on a baking sheet. Spread pesto evenly over crust.

Stir together ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, milk and garlic; spread over crust. Top with tomatoes, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 14 minutes or until cheese melts.

Remove from oven, and top with fresh basil. Cut into 6 wedges.

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