cheesy chicken pesto pizza

Cheese. It should be in its own food category along with bacon. They just make everything better. Plain and simple. The question is how do you like your cheese? Cut into small chunks on top of a cracker? Thinly sliced to go with a nice glass of wine? Just by itself? Melted or broiled on a sandwich, taco or pizza? Alex, I’ll take all of the above for $600 please.

I can’t get enough cheese. That is why I was super excited to be working with BelGioioso cheese to bring some cheesy goodness your way. You can find a 2-pound pack of mild provolone that is already sliced for you at your LOCAL Costco or grocery store. Don’t think you will use that much cheese? It has two compartments so you only have to open 1-pound at a time.

cheesy chicken pesto pizza

Brilliant I tell you….. just brilliant.

BelGioioso cheese is made from Wisconsin milk and is aged for 60 days right here in the US!  This company likes to focus on their quality and good flavor for all of their cheeses.  Sliced cheese isn’t just for sandwiches anymore; make a lasagna, casserole, appetizer or pizza with this cheese.

cheesy chicken pesto pizza

Now what to do with my provolone cheese, should I make a burger or casserole? I recently just started to watch my calories, so I decided why not make single-serve cheesy chicken pesto pizzas. No fighting over the slices and everyone could enjoy their own personal meal. I even had some extra calories to consume, so I poured a nice glass of red wine to accompany my pizza.

ENJOY – Meagan

Single serve cheesy chicken pesto pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon white wine
  • 2 6inch garlic and herb pizza crusts
  • 2 teaspoons pesto
  • 3 slices or 3 ounces mild provolone BelGioioso Cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup arugula

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.  Add onions and cook for 10 minutes.  Pour in the wine and cook for an additional 10 minutes; stirring occasionally.

Spread 1 teaspoon of pesto onto each pizza crust.  Tear the provolone using about 1 1/2 pieces for each pizza.  Then top with caramelized onions and chicken.

Place pizza on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.  Remove and top with arugula.

I used store bought pizza crusts but you can also substitute the crusts with flatbread.

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“This post was sponsored via the NoshOn.It Publisher Partner Program by BelGioioso Cheese, and, as always, all opinions expressed are my own.”

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16 comments on “Single serve cheesy chicken pesto pizza”

  1. We buy that cheese from Costco at least once every six weeks. I love it but it is not a mild provolone. It actually has to be once of the strongest provolone cheeses that I have ever tasted…that being said it is pretty delicious though

  2. Great minds! I also posted a chicken pesto pizza today. I love the minis.

  3. Totally making this when I get home tonight!!

  4. I have to pick up this cheese next time I hit Costco! I love everything on this pizza, looks so delicious. And … I wish I had it for lunch 🙂

  5. I agree wholeheartedly with your cheese sentiments. I love the stuff too! I’m the kind of person that could eat pizza any time of day, especially if it’s covered in cheese. 🙂

  6. I didn’t know BelGioioso cheese was made in America — Wisconsin cheese rocks, my daughter lives there and I gorge on the stuff when I visit. These pizzas look so fresh and healthy!

  7. I couldn’t agree more! Cheese & bacon make EVERYTHING better. I still can’t understand why my iphone doesn’t have a cheese OR a bacon emoji. They’d be my most used emoji ever. These pesto pizzas sound so delicious! MMMM…

  8. Girl, I totally agree! Cheese should be in it’s own category along with bacon, it’s so yummy! This pizza looks fantastic 🙂

  9. Cheese should definitely be in it’s own food group! This pizza sounds so good!

  10. The real question is which way WOULDN’T I eat cheese? Love it all, especially this pizza. Chicken and pesto are so good together!

  11. This looks dangerously good, as in I could eat this every day. 🙂

  12. This pizza looks so so tempting!! All that cheese, pesto and chicken!! My taste buds are going crazy!

  13. Cannot remember the last time I made pizza at home. You definitely have inspired me to make one soon. This single service chicken pesto pizza looks and sounds incredibly delicious.

  14. I haven’t seen that cheese, but I LOVE that it comes in two compartments. And I definitely love the way it looks on that pizza!!

  15. these pizzas look incredible!! I adore provolone and all the other ingredients you have on these-they are so pretty and sophisticated, you could serve them in any restaurant! <3

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