The Crazy Kitchen: Turkey & Pesto French Bread Pizza

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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Turkey & Pesto French Bread Pizza

One of the easiest ways to make pizza is by using a ready made base, but you don't need to just use a pizza base and to be honest many supermarket ready made bases are not particularly tasty. A popular ready made bread product to use as a pizza base in this house is naan bread, especially the garlic and coriander ones as they have so much flavour. Another great alternative is French bread as it's a good way to use up your day old french bread.

This recipe uses very few ingredients and makes a very tasty pizza in around only 30 minutes. Great for  a Saturday night TV dinner or taking on a picnic

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Turkey & Pesto French Bread Pizza - serves 4

75g Red pesto
225g Fresh Turkey thigh mince
2 x 6" pieces of French bread
125g Mozzarella, sliced
Fresh Basil & Ground black pepper


  • Heat the pesto in a small frying pan
  • Add the mince & fry for 8-10 muntes until cooked
  • Slice the pieces of French stick lengthways to make 4 pieces
  • Divide the turkey between the 4 pieces of French bread & spread over the cut sides
  • Add the sliced mozzarella on top of the turkey
  • Add a twist of black pepper to each pizza
  • Bake in a preheated 180 C oven for approx 20 minutes until the cheese is golden
  • Remove from the oven, scatter with fresh basil and serve hot or wrap individually to take on a picnic

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This post is an entry for BritMums’ Summer Turkey Recipe Challenge with Lean on Turkey


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