Caprese Pizza is a mashup of a Caprese Salad and Pizza. It is a delicious light pizza with tomatoes, mozzarella, ricotta and basil.
I have been on a Caprese kick lately. My basil in the greenhouse has taken off. And I am loving having it just out the back door. I have had pesto to my hearts delight. And Caprese salad is amazing with fresh basil. So I thought I would combine one of The Hardworking Husband’s favorite foods with one of mine. So I made Caprese Pizza
This pizza combines several things I make myself – ricotta, mozzarella, and pizza crust. If you are wanting to make these things yourself, you will need to start a few hours before you need them. Earlier this week, I showed you how to grow your own tomatoes. This pizza would be over the top with homegrown tomatoes.
- 1 pizza crust
- 3 Tbsp olive oil plus more to drizzle at the end
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup mozzarella shredded
- 6 oz grape tomatoes sliced in half
- 1/4 cup ricotta
- 2 Tbsp basil sliced in ribbons.
Preheat oven according to the directions for the pizza crust.
Spread pizza dough out on a sheet pan.
In a small bowl, mix together olive oil and garlic. Spread olive oil mixture on pizza crust.
Sprinkle mozzarella over the olive oil mixture.
Spread tomatoes around the pizza.
Spoon ricotta on the pizza.
Bake until pizza crust is golden brown (depends on crust but about 15 minutes).
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle basil on top.
Slice and enjoy!
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