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What’s For Dinner? Vegetarian Pesto Pizza with Fresh Greens

What’s For Dinner? Vegetarian Pesto Pizza with Fresh Greens

This recipe was inspired by Heinen’s What’s for Dinner?, a weekly meal guide with simple ingredients and step-by-step instructions.

Thanks to prepared dough and a handful of easy store-bought toppings, this delicious vegetarian pizza is weeknight-friendly and on the table in under 20 minutes. Top it with a simple baby arugula salad (or serve it on the side) to add a bit of seasonal freshness.

Vegetarian Pesto Pizza with Fresh Greens


  • 1lb Papa Sal’s Prepared Pizza Dough
  • 1/4 cup Heinen’s Pesto Sauce
  • 1 cup Heinen’s 6 Cheese Italian Blend
  • 1/2 cup Mt. Olive Roasted Red Peppers (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 medium fresh Fennel Bulb (cored and thinly sliced)
  • 2 cups Fresh Baby Arugula
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Sea Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 500F. If using a pizza stone, place in the oven prior to heating.
  2. Roll out pizza dough.
  3. Top with pesto, cheese, red peppers and fennel.
  4. Bake until the crust is lightly golden brown and the cheese is bubbly. About 7-8 minutes.
  5. In a bowl, lightly dress arugula with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sea salt to taste.
  6. Top the pizza with arugula, slice and serve!


If you have leftover pesto you don’t plan to use within a few days, freeze it in an ice cube tray. Once frozen, pop out the pesto cubes and store them in a freezer bag for up to 6 months. Use them to brighten up a pot of vegetable soup or pasta sauce.

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By Carolyn Hodges
Carolyn is a boy mom and culinary dietitian in Cleveland, Ohio. The Dinner Shift is dedicated to helping busy moms get dinner on the table after the weekday grind, however that is defined for you and yours.

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