Topping Encyclopedia: Pesto on Pizza

In this article, we discuss if Pesto belongs on Pizza. Spoiler: of course it does! There’s no sauce quite like Pesto, and I’ll explain why below.

Pesto on Pizza

As a sauce, Pesto is a fairly common pizza topping.

Pesto can be used as a sauce to make a Pizza Bianca (white pizza), instead of the typical Pizza Rosso (Red Pizza).

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Did you know these Pizza facts?

This doesn’t have anything to do with Pesto on pizza, however here are three random pizza facts for you to sound like an expert;

Pizza fact 1: NASA funded & tested a 3D printer that can make pizza for astronauts

Pizza fact 2: Pizza wasn’t popular in America until after WWII

Pizza fact 3: The first pizza is thought to have been invented in Naples in the early 1500s

Bonus Pizza Fact: We have lots of pizza articles on our website.

…which of these pizza facts did you already know?

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Pesto goes on Pizza with…

I’m a big believer in trying many combinations of pizza toppings, until you find the ones that suit you the best. However, to help you navigate the multitude of pizza styles and toppings, try these;

Pesto and Peppers

Salami and Pesto

Pesto and Goats cheese

Don’t stop at those though, keep trying various combinations and amounts. I prefer 3-6 toppings; any more, and my pizza is too heavy and no topping stands out very well. That’s just my personal taste though.

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Does Pesto belong on Pizza?

Haven’t you being paying attention? Absolutely, it does!

And if you really won’t try Pesto on pizza, there are many other sauces to try on your pizzas as well.

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Try Pesto on your next pizza!

In pizza circles, we never say no to any topping combination, unless we’ve tried it. Don’t ignore what you think are strange combinations unless you’ve actually tried them out yourself.

Go on, next pizza you have, try some Pesto on it. Even perhaps some Goats cheese?