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Pesto Pizza

Recipe from: Engine 1

It's a pizza emergency in Las Vegas, Nevada where the Engine 1 fire truck puts out hunger one pizza at a time with their double stuffed pepperoni, barbecue chicken and yummy 'desert' varieties.

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PESTO SAUCE
5 cups packed basil leaves
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup toasted pine nuts
2 cloves garlic
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated

Blend in food processor in the following order until almost smooth: basil leaves, extra virgin olive oil, toasted pine nuts, garlic cloves, salt. Remove from processor and stir in parmesan cheese.


PIZZA TOPPING
1 14-inch pizza crust (recipe not included)
1 handful mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 Roma tomato, sliced
1 cup goat cheese, crumbled

Spread Pesto Sauce on pizza crust. Follow with a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese. Top with tomato and goat cheese.

Heat wood-fired oven to 700 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake in a wood-fire oven for about 2 ½ minutes. If a wood-fire oven is not an option, bake in a conventional oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until crust begins to turn golden and the cheese has melted.

Yield: 8 slices