Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
A thin crispy crust, drizzled with olive oil, spread with freshly sliced garlic, topped with fresh mozzarella, thinnly sliced tomatoes, and fresh chopped basil leaves. I recommend using my Garlic-Herb Pizza Crust (Gluten Free) which pairs perfectly with these toppings.
- pizza crust (Garlic-Herb Pizza Crust (Gluten Free) or your own pizza crust recipe)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
- 4 garlic cloves, thinnly sliced
- 1 lb fresh block mozzarella cheese (maybe a little less)
- 1⁄2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 -5 vine ripe tomatoes, sliced thin
- 1⁄3 cup fresh basil leaf, chopped
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cook pizza crust 10 minutes (or as directed in recipe - until it is mostly cooked).
- Drizzle cooked crust with a little more than 1 tbsp of the olive oil and use a brush to spread until the entire crust is moistened, adding more olive oil as needed.
- Spread sliced garlic evenly on top.
- Top with a single layer of 1/4" thick slices of mozzarella (or a thickness to your liking) and then fill in any gaps in between the slices by sprinkling with the shredded mozzarella.
- Place thinnly sliced tomatoes on top of cheese in a single layer, spaced close together (they will shrink and spread apart when baked).
- Sprinkle with roughly chopped basil.
- Drizzle with the remaining olive oil (about 1/2 tbsp) and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
- Bake 15 minutes or until tomatoes are crinkly and mozzarella is soft and slightly browned in some areas.