Caprese Pizza

about the recipe

Dive into the world of homemade pizzas with this Caprese Pizza recipe, baked to perfection in your own oven. This pizza marries the creamy texture of fresh mozzarella with the tangy sweetness of ripe tomatoes and the aromatic touch of basil, creating a mouthwatering meal that's both simple and sophisticated.


– 12 ounces grape tomatoes halved – 3 cloves garlic sliced – 1 ½ tablespoons avocado oil divided – 1 pound pizza dough gluten free if desired – ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper – 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese – 2 teaspoons balsamic glaze – ¼ cup fresh basil sliced thin

– Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Line a pizza pan with parchment paper.

– Toss grape tomatoes and garlic with 1 tablespoon avocado oil. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cook for 30 minutes, until tomatoes start to wilt. Remove from oven.

– Roll dough out on a lightly floured piece of parchment paper. Turn the parchment paper over onto the prepared pizza pan. Crimp the edges with your hand and then prick the center several times with a fork. Bake for 6 minutes.

– Remove from oven. Brush dough with oil, covering all the way to the edges. Top with tomatoes and cheese. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper.

– Bake for 16 minutes, until the cheese, is melted and the crust is golden brown. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and top with basil.