Whole Wheat Pesto Pizza #Recipe That Will Have You Singing Pizza Pizza Daddy O!

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I wanted to share the recipe I tried for Meal Plan Monday back from my meal plan a while ago. This was a recipe I wanted to try making with Sammie. We love to bake together and she gets out early on Wednesdays, which is a perfect combo. I am finally sharing  how it turned out and my version of the Whole Wheat Pesto Pizza Recipe with you today!

For the recipe they used a pre baked pizza crust, black olives and feta cheese. For my version of the Pesto Pizza Recipe I used a homemade whole wheat crust, green olives and mozzarella  cheese. Any way you spin the recipe I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. I know you can get  great  pizza dough from places like Trader Joes and even the large grocery stores. Since this is a Pesto Pizza there is no pre making sauces. I just cracked open a jar of pesto sauce. If you have fresh basil you can even make your own if you prefer.

Whole Wheat Pesto Pizza Recipe:

Whole Wheat Pesto Pizza

The assembly and baking time was pretty quick for this pizza recipe, with the exception of letting the homemade dough rise. The combination was a big hit with the Mr. and I made enough to have pizza left overs. As a teen I remember eating pizza for breakfast cold but, I prefer my left overs for lunch. Who loves pizza the next day?

groceries for pesto pizza

How to: Make your dough or purchase pre-made  which ever you prefer. This is easy peasy once you have the dough covered. Shred the mozzarella cheese. Chop the artichoke hearts and manzanilla olives. Next I lined my baking sheet with aluminum foil, then drizzle a little olive oil spread it around, sprinkle with a little corn meal and place dough onto sheet . Next pop open the pesto and spread onto the the dough.

unbaked assembled pesto pizza _

Top with the chopped olives and artichoke hearts and grated cheeses. Bake! It took about 30-35 minutes in my oven at 375-400 degree oven. You’ll want to bake it enough to cook the inside yet keep the bottom from burning. If you use a pre made dough bake as directed but, keep an eye on it.

slice of pesto pizza

Let  pizza cool slightly prior to cutting your slices. Pesto pizza is a great alternative to using red sauce and using whole wheat is a nice change too. This will having you singing Pizza, pizza daddy O! I hope to try grilling a pizza soon because it’s better than heating up the house and I’ve always wanted to try grilled pizza. Especially as we have those heat waves all too often this time of year and into summer. I’ll be sure to share my grilled pizza after I try it. Have you grilled pizza?

Save or print the Whole Wheat Pesto Pizza Recipe for yourself!

Whole Wheat Peso Pizza

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes


  • Whole Wheat Pizza Dough make dough from a recipe homemade per directions or purchase pre-made dough
  • Jar of Pesto Sauce or make your own
  • 1 Jar of Green Olives with pimentos
  • 1 Can artichoke hearts
  • 1 lb Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 lb of Cheddar Cheese optional
  • Olive Oil


  1. Make dough and let it rise if making homemade. Or if using pre-made shape dough and follow pan prep below.
  2. Chop toppings listed above and shred cheeses
  3. Line pan with foil, drizzle olive oil and spread over sheet, then sprinkle with corn meal
  4. Lay shaped dough onto sheet

Recipe Notes

Adapted and changed from this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pesto-pizza-2/

My recipe was Adapted from this AllRecipes.com Recipe Pesto Pizza

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  1. What a terrific pizza !!
    It”s calling my name, no – it’s screaming my name all over 🙂
    I looooooooooove pesto and I’d eat the whole pizza by myself

    I’d make my own dough though

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