Mr. Food: Fresh Mozzarella Tomato Pizza

March 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Nothing compares to the taste of fresh mozzarella cheese in this recipe for fresh mozzarella tomato pizza! With its smooth, mild taste and texture, it beats a plain old store-bought pizza, and it's easy as pie!

Makes 6 Servings

1 (11-ounce) refrigerated pizza crust
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 plum tomatoes, sliced 1/8-inch thick
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, patted dry and sliced 1/4-inch thick
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a 10" x 15" baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Unroll uncooked pizza crust and place on baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and bake 5 minutes; remove from oven.

  3. Evenly sprinkle pizza crust with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and oregano. Layer tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on top and bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until crust is browned and mozzarella cheese is melted.

  4. Remove pizza from oven, sprinkle with basil, cut and serve.