Jalapestroni Pizza


Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive Prep:
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Cook:
10 min
Yield:
1 pizza
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 pound homemade or store-bought pizza dough, at room temperature
  • All-purpose flour or cornmeal, for dusting
  • 1 cup Pesto Sauce, recipe follows
  • 2 to 3 cups shredded mozzarella
  • About 40 slices pepperoni
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • 1 pinch Parmesan
PESTO SAUCE:

Directions

Special equipment: pizza peel; pizza stone

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a 14-inch circle.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F with a pizza stone on the lowest shelf. Lightly dust a pizza peel with flour and place the pizza crust onto the peel.

Spoon the Pesto Sauce onto the center of the crust and spread evenly over the crust with a spatula, leaving 1 inch of the outer crust unsauced. Scatter the mozzarella evenly over the pesto sauce base. Layer the pepperoni slices over the mozzarella layer. Add the jalapeno slices to the pizza.

Slide the pizza onto the pizza stone and bake until the crust is crisp and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven, and sprinkle the oregano and Parmesan over the top of the pizza. Cut into pieces and serve.

Place the basil, oil, pine nuts, salt, pepper and garlic into a food processor. Blend on medium until the sauce is fairly smooth. Transfer the basil mixture into a bowl, add the Parmesan and mix well. Yield: 1 cup.

Notes

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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