Roasted Tomato and Basil Pizza

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Just Call Me Martha

This Mediterranean-style pizza is a wonderful change to everyday pizza. It's a great summertime dish to make when basil and tomatoes are in season. Althought you can use prepared pesto, I normally make my own which has quite a hint of lemon in it. Do not substitute dried basil - it just won't work. This would also make a great appetizer if sliced in very thin wedges.

Top Review by BigNanc

AWESOME! Wonderful and very tasty. I used homemade pizza crust and pesto. I subbed mozzarella because I didn't have the bocconcini. The fresh basil is a must! DH loved it - definitely will be a favorite recipe at our house. Thanks JCMM!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice plum tomatoes into 1/4" thick slices.
  3. Arrange on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes.
  7. When tomatoes are ready, spread pesto on pizza crust.
  8. Top with sliced bocconcini and roasted tomatoes.
  9. Bake for 7- 9 more minutes.
  10. Then, remove pizza from oven and sprinkle with chopped basil and then parmesan.
  11. Return to oven for 2-3 more minutes.
  12. (Place pizza directly on middle rack of oven for a crispy pizza; place on pizza pan for a more chewy pizza.) Serve.

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