Ever order a pizza from a new place and open the box to find that it’s almost entirely sauce with just a few sad dollops of mozzarella cheese? And the sauce has made the crust soggy, and the result is so disappointing it takes all the excitement out of splurging on a take-out pizza? Suddenly it’s a game of sauce roulette as you try out the different places nearby. Will this one be consistently good? Or will they let you down the one time you order for a party? Solution: Make your own, and skip the marinara altogether!
This pizza uses pesto as the sauce for a much more flavorful, less sauce-y pie, which could also be a work around for young, picky eaters who demand non-red pizza (after all, is "white pizza" really pizza?). Plus, the end result is as beautiful as it is tasty, so everyone wins.