Caprese pizza is an easy dinner or appetizer recipe surely to make the slices disappear in minutes. With no time at all to make, no need to stress for pizza perfection.
And with a delicious balsamic glaze and a variety of beautiful tomatoes, the flavor pops right off the plate.
Let me paint this picture – its 6 pm, your significant other just walked in the door and you have sports practice in an hour. This is where most of you (guilty here too) just turn to McDonald’s and call it a night.
This made in under 30 and eat in mere minutes dinner doubles down as an appetizer, snack, lunch, heck throw on some eggs and call it breakfast too!
Homemade pizza is hands down one of the easiest ways to get dinner done and everyone satisfied. It’s good, its quick, and it’s way less guilt than caving into fast food or cereal for dinner.
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Caprese Sandwich Sliders – Skip the salad and pull out the sweet bread, these melty sliders are just what you want RIGHT NOW!
Caprese Skewers – Pass out plenty with mini Caprese skewer dippers.
Caprese Lady Bug Appetizer – So cute you wont even want to eat them!
Caprese Pizza Recipe
Let’s get starting making your ooey, gooey, deliciously divine homemade pizza!
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 pre-packed pizza crust
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon basil pesto
- salt and pepper
- 7 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
- 9 slices heirloom tomatoes
- 3 tablespoons sliced fresh basil leaves
Meal Prep for Caprese Pizza
- Note your pre-made pizza crust instructions to find out what temperature to preheat the oven
Can you make Caprese pizza with Grape Tomatoes?
Really the tomato choice is up to you, but I like the regular heirloom tomatoes. You can also get fancy and get the orange and yellow ones for a variety of flavors and textures on your pizza.
It’s like an Italian restaurant but at home!
Fresh Mozzarella Pizza
To get started on making your caprese pizza, you first need to prep the perfect balsamic glaze reduction.
In a small saucepan add balsamic vinegar.
Heat on medium low for 8-12 minutes.
Stir occasionally until mixture begins to thicken.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Mixture will continue to thicken as it cools.
How to make Caprese Pizza
There are several ways to assemble your caprese pizza. You can use pre-made pizza crust (as I did here), get all crazy and make your own pizza dough you have loads of kitchen time today, or just use french bread for more of a caprese flatbread option.
Mix oil and pest together and spread onto pizza crust.
Season with salt and pepper.
Place tomatoes and mozzarella cheese slices on top.
Bake on a baking sheet or pizza stone for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Remove from oven and top with fresh basil and drizzle with homemade balsamic reduction before serving.
Makes 8 pizza slices
Tools used to make Perfect Pizza
Cooking is half about following instructions and half about preparation. Here are two tools that will help you make sure your pizza is just as good as your local pie shop.
- Pizza Stone – pizza stones are great for a beautiful crust without the burn
- Pizza Cutter – nothing like using a perfect pizza cutter to make sure you cut even slices no matter your ingredients
Another good variation?
Add some prosciutto! Everything I ate in Italy had prosciutto and while its a little bit pricey, its amazing.
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