Fresh Tomato and Basil Pizza

2 tsp. olive oil
24-30 cherry tomatoes, slice in half
6-8 large fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
1/2 cup pizza sauce (homemade or store-bought)
1 cup parmigiano reggiano or mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F

1.     Prepare your dough.  For a homemade dough recipe click here.  If you are using store bought dough, let the dough sit at room temperature for about 1 hour.  This will make the dough much easier to spread and hold a shape.

2.     Brush dough lightly with olive oil.

3.     Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the dough.

4.     Sprinkle the parmigiano reggiano or mozzarella cheese over the sauce.

5.     Place the tomato halves evenly over the top of the cheese.

6.     Sprinkle basil over the tomato and cheese.

7.     Bake on a preheated pizza stone for 8-11 minutes until dough is golden brown.

8.     Let cool for 2-3 minutes before cutting for best results.

9.     Serve and enjoy!


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