Pinsarella al Pesto Recipe

This culinary delight combines the crispiness of Pinsarella Crust with the aromatic essence of freshly made pesto sauce.  


  • Pinsarella Crust
  • 1 cup of fresh basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup of fresh mozzarella, torn into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons of pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C). Whether you’re using an electric, gas, or wood oven, ensure it reaches the desired temperature.
  2. Prepare the Pinsarella Crust: Place the Pinsarella Crust directly on the oven grid, making sure the side with visible bubbles is facing upward to allow toppings to adhere better.
  3. Drizzle with Olive Oil: Evenly drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil over the surface of the crust, creating a flavorful base for your pinsa.
  4. Spread the Pesto: Spread the fresh basil pesto evenly over the crust, ensuring it reaches the edges for a burst of vibrant flavor in every bite.
  5. Layer with Mozzarella: Distribute the torn fresh mozzarella pieces evenly, creating a creamy and gooey texture when melted in the oven.
  6. Add Sun-Dried Tomatoes: Sprinkle the sliced sun-dried tomatoes across the pesto-covered crust. Their intense sweetness will complement the basil pesto beautifully.
  7. Toasted Pine Nuts: Sprinkle the toasted pine nuts over the top, adding a delightful crunch and nutty flavor to your pinsa.
  8. Season with Salt and Pepper: Season the pinsa with salt and freshly ground black pepper according to your taste preferences. This step enhances the overall flavor profile.
  9. Bake to Perfection: Bake the Pinsarella Crust with the pesto and toppings for 4-5 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese has melted and slightly browned. Adjust the baking time if the pinsa is baked from frozen.
  10. Garnish and Serve: Once out of the oven, garnish your masterpiece with fresh basil leaves if desired. This not only adds a pop of color but also a hint of additional freshness.
  11. Enjoy the Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Pinsa: Delight in the unique blend of flavors reminiscent of the classic Italian pesto, with the added sweetness of sun-dried tomatoes. Your Pinsa al Pesto e Pomodorini Secchi is ready to be enjoyed!