Tomato Basil Pizza

This was one of the easiest pizzas we have ever made. It’s so simple and all, yes all, of the kids loved it.


You’ll need to make your own pizza dough or use a ready made.  Prepare it according to its instructions.  We made 4 pizzas this particular evening.

Take your favorite olive oil and brush over dough.  We used a Tuscan Herb.  Here’s a plug for our favorite olive oil suppliers, Branch and Vine .   Now, I must give them a huge shout out.  We have visited the Ashley Park store in Newnan multiple times and just love the place.  If you love Olive Oil – their tasting bar of infused Premium Olive Oils  and infused balsamic vinegars, then you must stop in for a taste.  Let them give you the walk around and taste as many blends you can think of with their Panara bread samples.

After you have brushed the pizza dough with oil olive, sprinkle with granulated garlic powder.

Next add Mozzarella.  I’m not sure about you but I love Mozzarella cheese.  We used about 1.5 -2 cups of shredded mozzarella per pizza.  Now, you will have to determine how much you like on your pizzas, but we had it thick.

The next layer involves tomatoes.  We used about 16 oz of caned crushed tomatoes to cover our 4 pizzas.  Oh yeah, we did drain them.  We added some freshly chopped Basil, about 1/4 cup for all 4 pizzas next.  The top layer was a 1lb of browned smoked sausage, spread evenly on the 4 pizzas.

You are going to want to cook your pizza according to the instructions for your dough.  You will want the crust golden brown and crisp.

Now for the final part, probably the best part.  Drizzle the pizza with a Balsamic Reduction.

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey

Stir balsamic vinegar and honey together in a small saucepan and place over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the vinegar mixture has reduced to 1/3 cup, about 10 minutes. Set the balsamic reduction aside to cool.

Heres the best part – eat and enjoy.


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