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Smoked Mozzarella & Pesto Pizza

by Kevin
Smoked Mozzarella Pizza
Smoked Mozzarella Pizza

The inspiration for this recipe came from an awesome pizzeria and italian restaurant in Westmont, NJ called Treno.  It’s a very hip, trendy bar and restaurant with specialty wood fired pizzas.  On my first trip there, I went with the basics and had a pizza a knew I’d enjoy – a wonderfully traditional Margarita pizza with fresh buffalo mozzarella, tomato, basil and sea salt.  The second time around, I decided to be a bit more adventurous and got the Smoked Mozzarella with pesto and oven roasted tomatoes. (It was a special that week)

When I got home, the variation I made was similar, but with a couple added items.  It wasn’t better or worse – just different.  So follow my basic pizza recipe and instructions, but instead of sauce, top your pie with the ingredients below.  Hope you enjoy!!!

Smoked Mozzarella Pizza

Smoked Mozzarella & Pesto Pizza

Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • Oven roasted tomatoes (click link for instructions)
  • Smoked Mozzarella
  • Pesto (fresh is preferred, but jared will be fine)
  • Ricotta filling from manicotti
  • Fresh pepper & salt to taste
  • Shredded cheese (optional)


Follow my basic pizza dough recipe from my HOME MADE PIZZA link. Once your dough has been tossed, arrange a single layer of smoked mozzarella.  Top with a sprinkling of pesto, & chopped roasted tomatoes.  You could end here with just a quick grind of fresh pepper and some sea salt.  I had some manicotti filling in the fridge from when my friend made it the other day, so I put some small drops of the filling around the pizza and filled in any bare spots with some italian 4 cheese blend.  Through it in the oven for about 4-7 minutes at 500-525F and you will have a delicious dinner that feels like something you’d get during a night out on the town!

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