This Pesto Potato Pizza is easy to make at home and ready in just 30 minutes! Full of fresh flavors and colorful herbs, this vegan dinner is topped with decadent cashew cheese and a creamy sauce.
What do you consider a quintessential “summer” smell?
Some that come to mind for me are: freshly cut grass, sunscreen, swimming pool chlorine, clean laundry on the clothesline, and of course– fresh basil!
What better way to celebrate this beloved aromatic than a pesto-covered pizza?
I was lucky enough to visit Italy this past June with my family (more to come on that soon) and we had, as you can imagine, some truly exquisite meals.
My favorite pizza was in the tiny town of Volpaia; we were lucky enough to catch a pesto-potato pie right as it came out of the oven. Thinly sliced potatoes became quite crispy while bright, sunny pesto had every bite bursting with zesty flavor. It was a meal I won’t soon forget, and was eager to try my own plant-based variation at home!
How to Make Pesto Potato Pizza
There are certain elements of this meal that can really save on time. For starters, I recommend purchasing pre-madeTrader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough. For just about $1, it’s ready in a flash and there’s no kneading required! I store mine in the freezer and defrost for an hour before use.
While at TJ’s you could also pick up your favorite cheese and pesto sauce. This recipe includes a quick cashew-based option that really comes together quickly though, so give it a try at least once ☺️
Half-Baked Harvest inspired the seedy toping found here–you can definitely omit if you’d like but it really packs a flavorful punch of zesty lemon and piquant sesame.
I can see this dish working excellently on the grill, and it really is the perfect way to celebrate end-of-season basil. Please let me know your thoughts on this pesto potato pizza and, as always, tag @garlic_head on Insta. Buon appetito!Print