Simple Healthy Meals for Busy Mamas and Families: Pizza A La Pesto



Our family love’s pizza, but I don’t always like the ingredients that are in most of them.  So I decided to start making my own at home. And it turned out to be a big hit with the family. So it has become a favorite and part of our monthly or weekly menu.

 Making your own pizza really is a lot easier than you may think. And it is so much fun, for the kids and for adults as well. I just love simple, healthy meals. Especially, ones that are quick.

This pizza only takes about 10-15 minutes to put together and the ingredients are fairly inexpensive.

Which, is a bonus especially when you have a family of six! So I am all about making this pizza!

You can make this pizza completely vegetarian or add chicken to it. That’s the beauty of making your own. You can make it however you like it, and make as many as you need! In my recipe I use mostly Trader Joe’s ingredients. But I am sure you can find all of these ingredients at most super markets.

Happy pizza making!!


Pizza a La Pesto
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
  • 2 bags of Trader Joe's Garlic and Herb Uncooked Pizza Dough/or you can use any organic pizza crust that you like. Sometimes I even use the Boboli pizza crust. Just depends on the situation.
  • 16 oz bag of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 containers of Trader Joe's Pesto/ or any pesto of your choice
  • Italian Seasoning
  • fresh tomatoes thinly sliced
  • fresh vegetables of your choice
  • fresh basil/whole leaves or chopped
  • Coconut oil cooking spray or Olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Lightly spray coconut oil or olive oil onto pizza pans or stones
  3. If you are using the uncooked pizza dough, prepare as directed on packaging. Then continue to the next step.
  4. Spread pesto onto pizza dough or crusts evenly, leaving the edges free where the pizza crust will be.

  5. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese all around the pizza leaving the edges clear. Add as much as you would prefer. We love cheese so we don't hold back.

  6. Add chicken or any fresh veggies of your choice, fresh tomatoes, and fresh basil. Add more cheese, and Italian Seasoning.

  7. Bake each pizza for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

**Cook time is per pizza.


I’m so happy to share this recipe with you and I hope you enjoy making this simple, healthy, and fun meal.

If you have a favorite pizza that you make at home please share away!! I Can’t wait to hear all about it!!


In His Love,





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2 thoughts on “Simple Healthy Meals for Busy Mamas and Families: Pizza A La Pesto”

  1. What a cool recipe, i am going to try it, i like that it has fresh toamtoes on it too!
    Thanks for sharing, sharing is caring……

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