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tomato basil pizza

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Elizabeth Lancaster
Lincoln, NE

I love tomato and basil side salads. I got wind at the grocery store that they made this in a pizza, so i thought to myself, why not make this myself? SO i did. Now I'm in love !!! Hope you will find this pizza at your next pizza party or dinner table. Enjoy!

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tomato basil pizza

  • 3-4 md
    red tomatoes sliced thinly
  • 1 pkg
    sliced mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 18
    fresh basil leaves
  • 2 lg
    pizza crusts (i prefer the thin crust on this pizza)
  • 6 oz
    tomato paste
  • 6 oz
    fluid ounces warm water (110 degrees f/45 degrees c)
  • 3 Tbsp
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    dried red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste

How To Make tomato basil pizza

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 450*. To make sauce: In a small bowl, combine tomato paste, water, Parmesan cheese, garlic, honey, anchovy paste, onion powder, oregano, marjoram, basil, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and salt; mix together, breaking up any clumps of cheese.
  • 2
    Sauce should sit for 30 minutes to blend flavors; spread over pizza dough and prepare pizza as desired. Grease your pizza dough with oil, top and bottom, I buy the pre made pizza crusts (you can get at walmart in the pasta isle) Spread sauce on oiled pizza crust.
  • 3
    Add basil leafs first so they stick to the sauce, I love basil, so i put about 18-20 leafs, if you dont like alot of basil just add you desired amount. Then place your thin sliced tomatoes on, then the mozzarella, sprinkle with salt and pepper and place in the oven for 20 mins. or until cheese has melted. Enjoy!