Easy Tomato-Basil Pizza

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  • Published Sep 6th
  • Ready In40m
  • Servings8
  • Calories519
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!

Easy Tomato-Basil Pizza Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Easy Tomato-Basil Pizza for 8 servings:

  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 fresh jalapeno peppers, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 (12 inch) pre-baked pizza crusts
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Easy Tomato-Basil Pizza Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In40m

To cook Easy Tomato-Basil Pizza, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Easy Tomato-Basil Pizza is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Easy Tomato-Basil Pizza within 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Easy Tomato-Basil Pizza easily:

  1. 1 Mix the tomatoes and salt in a mesh strainer. Let mixture sit and drain for 15 minutes.
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  3. 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. 4 Bake pizzas in preheated oven until cheese is completely melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 519 calories; 20.4 grams of fat; 56.8 grams of carbohydrates; 30 grams of protein; 49 milligrams of cholesterol; 1431 milligrams of sodium.

  1. May 27th 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 ol ...

  2. Apr 26th 2010

    This was pretty good, and a different way to make pizza. A lot of it will depend on the quality of the crust you buy, so look for one you like. It would be easy to substitute toppings depend ...

  3. Apr 18th 2010

    This pizza was great! Eyeballed most of the measurements, but they should have been roughly what was given in the recipe. It's a very tasty pizza and we'll be sure to make it again.

  4. Apr 13th 2010

    This was SO satisfying and delicious! I used 6 roma tomatoes and left off the peppers, olives, and mushrooms. Mistakenly I also left out the sauce but it was AWESOME that way! We tried addin ...

  5. Oct 21st 2009

    Delicious recipe. However, when using fresh mushrooms, they must be precooked to get out the moisture or you will have a very soggy pizza. I added fresh garlic to the sauce and it was perfection!

  6. Jul 30th 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 ...

  7. Jun 14th 2009

    I only used tomatoes and basil because it was all I had and the kids wont eat anything when they see onions! Left the tomateos in slices for the top and used a split french bread loaf along ...

  8. Jul 31st 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 ou ...

  9. Jun 18th 2008

    This was so good! My kids inhaled it and my daughter asked if I could make it again. I did leave off the jalepenos because of my kids and parmesan cheese because I didn't have any. I'll b ...