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Roasted Tomato Pizza with Fresh Basil and Homemade Pizza Sauce

Roasted Tomato Pizza with Fresh Basil and Homemade Pizza Sauce

My friend recently suggested I try the herb pizza crust from Trader Joe’s so I did. I made homemade pizza sauce then roasted some grape tomatoes until close to bursting. I made the pizza using the homemade sauce, small balls of mozzarella halved, and the roasted tomatoes. It smelled terrific while baking and tasted even better. The sauce was amazing and the crust was very flavorful. We loved the gooey mozzarella with the sweetened tomatoes and the fresh basil. I think this is my new favorite pizza.

Roasted Tomato Pizza with Fresh Basil and Homemade Pizza Sauce

How to Make a Roasted Tomato Pizza with Fresh Basil and Homemade Pizza Sauce

Make homemade pizza sauce – click here for the recipe.

Remove the dough from the refrigerator and plastic bag then place in a bowl in a warm spot for 45 minutes prior to cooking.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Add the tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place into the oven and roast for 10 minutes.

Spread the dough on a pizza sheet that has been coated with cooking spray and a sprinkle of cornmeal. Spoon the sauce on the dough and spread evenly. Place the mozzarella cheese evenly over the entire pizza. Next, add the roasted grape tomatoes.

Roasted Tomato Pizza with Fresh Basil and Homemade Pizza Sauce

Place into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden brown. Add fresh basil. Enjoy.

Roasted Tomato Pizza with Fresh Basil and Homemade Pizza Sauce

 

Roasted Tomato Pizza with Fresh Basil and Homemade Pizza Sauce

Roasted Tomato Pizza with Fresh Basil and Homemade Pizza Sauce

Servings: 1 pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 ball garlic & herb pizza dough (or dough of your choice)
  • 2 cups of grape tomatoes cut in half if large
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Ciliegine mozzarella balls cut in half
  • Fresh basil chopped

Instructions

  • Make homemade pizza sauce - click up above for the recipe.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator and plastic bag then place in a bowl in a warm spot for 45 minutes prior to cooking.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Add the tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place into the oven and roast for 10 minutes.
  • Spread the dough on a pizza sheet that has been coated with cooking spray and a sprinkle of cornmeal. Spoon the sauce on the dough and spread evenly. Place the mozzarella cheese evenly over the entire pizza. Next, add the roasted grape tomatoes.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden brown. Add fresh basil. Enjoy.
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11 Comments

  1. Looks delicious Pam, especially with the addition of the cherry tomatoes – you’ve made good use of them lately.

  2. We are going to be busy this weekend so I might have to run to Trader Joes to get pizza dough to whip this up for a relatively quick dinner.

    1. Kim in MD says:

      I love the TJ’s pizza dough. Your pizza looks so delicious, Pam!

  3. You’ve inspired me. Pizza tomorrow night. Mark and his dad will be delighted.

  4. Dear Pam, There really is nothing like preparing pizza at home. Blessings, Catherine

  5. this is a picture perfect pizza, pam! (how’s that for alliteration?) love the colors. 🙂

  6. This sounds like one MAJORLY tasty pizza! Love the toppings.