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Herbed Turkey Pesto Pizza

Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 5 1/4 lbs. Pizza dough
  • 3 c. Red bell pepper — in bite-size strips
  • 3 c. Green bell pepper — in bite-size strips
  • 12 slices Red onion
  • 1 1/2 lbs. Perdue® Pan Roasted Rotisserie Turkey Breast — in julienne strips
  • 1 1/2 lbs. Monterey jack cheese — shredded
  • 1 c. Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 c. Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 c. Parsley sprigs
  • 1 tbsp. garlic — Minced
  • 1 1/3 c. Olive oil
  • 3/4 c. parmesan cheese — Grated
  • 1/4 c. Lemon juice
  • 1 c. Walnuts — chopped

Instructions

  1. Place basil, cilantro, parsley, herbs, garlic, oil, cheese, lemon juice and walnuts in a food processor bowl. Cover and process until well-blended. Makes 2-1/2 cups pesto.
  2. For each pizza, use 7 oz. of the pizza dough to make an 8" or 9" crust. Brush lightly with oil.
  3. Brush 1-1/2 oz. (3 Tbsp.) of the Pesto over crust.
  4. Saute 1 oz. (1/4 c.) each of red and green bell peppers and 1 slice onion until tender; drain.
  5. Sprinkle 2 oz. (1/2 cup) turkey, and the drained sautéed vegetables over pizza. Sprinkle 2 oz. (1/2 cup) cheese over pizza.
  6. Bake at 425°F for 13–15 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Serve immediately.