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“This appetizer showcases a unique combination of ingredients. You may use prepared pesto to cut down on preparation time, then adjust the rest of the ingredients accordingly.”
1 pizza

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (10 ounce) can pizza dough, refrigerated
  • 1 12 cups basil leaves, fresh and firmly packed into measuring cup
  • 34 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated and divided
  • 23 cup walnuts, chopped, toasted, and divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, cut in half
  • 13 cup olive oil
  • 1 12 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces smoked turkey, cubed
  • 1 cup sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 (6 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped


  1. Unroll pizza dough, and press into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan. Set aside.
  2. Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add basil, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/3 cup toasted walnuts, and garlic. Process 1 minute or until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. With processor running, pour olive oil through food chute in a slow steady stream until combined.
  3. Spread basil mixture over pizza dough, leaving 1/2 inch border on all sides. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, turkey, red pepper, artichokes, remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan, and remaining 1/3 cup walnuts.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 425^ for 30 minutes or until crust is golden and mozzareella cheese melts.
  5. Cut into rectangles.

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