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Three Cheese Blackberry Pesto Pizza

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One of my kids likes pineapple on her pizza. Just pineapple. Another prefers pepperoni. Just pepperoni. The last two … cheese. Plain ‘ol cheese. Me though? Bring on the toppings! The more obscure the better! One pizza place in my hometown actually adds shredded potato to their pizza and it is out of this world! My recent favorite is a homemade pizza though. The mix of warm blackberries, pesto, and ricotta. My oh my, it’s a real treat that mamas, dads, and adventurous kids will surely enjoy!

blackberry pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 premade refrigerated pizza crust
  • Heavy drizzle of olive oil
  • 2 cups of blackberries, separated into 1 cup and 1 cup
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely slivered
  • 1 cup mozarella, shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, shredded
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • Optional: Nonna Pia’s balsamic glaze and fresh basil

Blackberry Pizza Directions

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.

On a 9×12 cookie sheet or pizza pan, roll out the pizza dough. Pierce with a fork throughout and drizzle with olive oil.

In a small mixing bowl smash 1 cup of blackberries. Use a spatula to spread the blackberry mash all over the pizza crust … it’s a sweet sauce instead of a traditional marinara! So fancy!

Top the blackberry mash with red onions, mozzarella, and parmesan. Dollop pesto and ricotta, as much as you like, and sprinkle the remaining blackberries on top.

Bake the Blackberry Pizza for 10-15 minutes, just until the cheese starts to bubble.

Drizzle with balsamic or a balsamic glaze and add a sprig or two of fresh basil. I’m obviously obsessed with the Nonni Pia’s variety because I add it to so many recipes. If you love it too, give this recipe a try next!

blackberry pizza with no slices removed

Three Cheese Blackberry Pesto Pizza

Hollie Schultz
You might not think of pizza when you think of berry recipes but you should! Oh yes, one of our summer favorites! Blackberries BELONG on pizza, trust me! The mix of warm blackberries, pesto, and ricotta. It's a treat that mamas, dads, and adventurous kids will surely enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 317 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 refrigerated pizza crust
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups blackberries separated into 1 cup and 1 cup
  • 1 cup mozzarella shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan shredded
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup pesto

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  • On a 9×12 cookie sheet or pizza pan, roll out the pizza dough. Pierce with a fork throughout and drizzle with olive oil.
  • In a small mixing bowl smash 1 cup of blackberries. Use a spatula to spread the blackberry mash all over the pizza crust … it’s a sweet sauce instead of a traditional marinara! So fancy!
  • Top the blackberry mash with red onions, mozzarella, and parmesan. Dollop pesto and ricotta, as much as you like, and sprinkle the remaining blackberries on top.
  • Bake the Blackberry Pizza for 10-15 minutes, just until the cheese starts to bubble.
  • Drizzle with balsamic or a balsamic glaze and add a sprig or two of fresh basil.

Nutrition

Calories: 317kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 13gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 640mgPotassium: 107mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 514IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 231mgIron: 2mg
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