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Caprese Pizza

This delicious Homemade Caprese Pizza is filled with mozzarella, tomato, and basil and baked in the oven for under 15 minutes. Easy and delicious weeknight dinner for everyone in the family.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword balsamic pizza, caprese salad pizza, mozzarella and basil pizza, pizza caprese, tomato basil mozzarella pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 267kcal

Ingredients

For The Tomatoes:

  • 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

For The Basil Mixture:

  • ¾ cup fresh basil leaves loosely packed - more to use as a garnish at the end
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For The Pizza:

  • 1 lb. store-bought pizza dough thawed if frozen
  • 8 oz. 227 grams fresh mozzarella, cut/torn into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic reduction optional

Instructions

  • Place the oven rack at the very top setting and preheat the oven to 450 F (232C) degrees.
  • Place tomatoes on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Give them a toss. Roast until tomatoes start to burst, 9-10 minutes. Set aside. Do not turn the oven off.
  • Place a sheet pan or a pizza stone on the top shelf in your oven.
  • While the tomatoes are roasting make the basil mixture. To do so, place basil, garlic, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times to break it into smaller pieces. While the machine is running, drizzle it with olive oil. You may have to scrape the sides with a spatula a few times to turn it into a paste.
  • Roll the pizza dough into a 14.5-inch circle. Spread it evenly with the basil mixture leaving an inch on the sides. The basil sauce will be a very thin layer. Scatter the roasted tomatoes and mozzarella pieces on top. Lightly brush the sides with olive oil.
  • Using a pizza peel or the back of a sheet pan, carefully slide the pizza onto the preheated sheet pan or pizza stone. Bake 12-14 minutes or until the cheese is totally melted and the sides turned golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle it with fresh basil. Let it rest for a few minutes, cut into 8 slices, drizzle with the balsamic reduction (if using), and enjoy.

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Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 809mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 447IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 2mg