This is our favorite pizza topping--very simple, delicious and relatively healthy. I buy a ball of dough from a local grocer to save time and effort, but feel free to use any dough of your preference.
- 14 ounces pizza dough, prepared
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 small onion, sliced thin into rings and then separated
- 3 -4 tomatoes, sliced thin
- 2 -3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped or 2 -3 teaspoons dried basil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, dried
- 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into thumb-sized pieces (or 1 cup shredded mozzarella)
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Form dough to a medium pizza stone or pan per package instructions.
- Brush surface of dough with olive oil and sprinkle evenly with garlic.
- Arrange separated onion rings evenly atop garlic, leaving 1/2-inch space for pizza edge.
- Arrange tomato slices atop onions, overlapping slightly for maximum coverage.
- Sprinkle basil and red pepper flakes atop tomatoes and pizza edge.
- Arrange mozzarella evenly atop tomatoes.
- Sprinkle parmesan cheese atop mozzarella and pizza edge.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden, and cheese begins to bubble and brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes.
- Slice into eighths, serve and enjoy!
Enjoyed the flavor combination but was surprised how much moisture came off the tomatoes and onions. Actually dripped off the pizza stone into the oven. Was too much for homemade dough, would be better suited for a prepared crust.
Perfect in it's simplicity!! Made mine on the grill. Used a combination of fresh mozarella and dried mozarella.
Very good. This was helpful as I have a crust I like using, and just having the topping recipe makes it simple. I did not use onions this time, but look forward to using them next time. I think it would add to the flavor.