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Easy Tomato-Basil Pizza

Easy Tomato-Basil Pizza

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This is a very tasty recipe. It is a great dinner for a warm, summer night. After chopping the ingredients, the rest of the recipe is easy!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 519 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 20.4 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.8g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 30 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 1431 mg
  • 57%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Mix the tomatoes and salt in a mesh strainer. Let mixture sit and drain for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  3. Combine the drained tomatoes, 8 ounces of mozzarella cheese, onion, basil, pepper, olive oil, jalapenos, olives, and mushrooms in a bowl. Spread the pizza sauce evenly onto the pizza crusts. Distribute tomato mixture over the two pizza crusts evenly. Sprinkle 8 ounces of mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese over both pizzas.
  4. Bake pizzas in preheated oven until cheese is completely melted, 8 to 10 minutes.
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Reviews

Brie
68
7/31/2008

This pizza was sooooo good and extremely simple to make. I only made 1 pizza and I did change a couple of things. I also did not follow the amounts of ingredients 100% but it still turned out fantastic so it is pretty much fool proof. Instead of large tomatoes, I used 4 roma tomatoes seeded for one pizza and fresh basil from my garden. I also did not include mushrooms since I did not have any on hand and I left out the jalapeno. I used a yellow onion instead of a red onion. My husband and I devoured it and he said he loved it more than the pepperoni pizzas we always make at home. Can't wait to make it again. Thank you so much for this simple recipe.

Jillian
54
5/31/2011

Simple, easy, and delicious! This was great for dinner! I used some plum tomatoes that I sliced and salted to get the water out vs. chopping. I left out the jalapeno, mushrooms, onion and olives as a personal preference plus my husband isn't a huge fan of a bunch of stuff on a pizza. And, I really just wanted the fresh tomato and basil to shine through. For the pizza sauce I used "Pasta/Pizza Sauce" from this site. I layered my sauce, cheeses, fresh basil & tomatoes then drizzled a bit of olive oil over top. It baked up beautifully and tasted great - especially with a nice glass of wine!

Dashenka276
35
8/4/2009

This recipe was delicious! The only change that I made was to add a whole bunch of garlic which I thought made the pizza much more tasty. Also, be sure to realize that this recipe is for two pizzas! Cutting all the ingredients in half made more than enough food for my family of four.