Learn how to make a delicious sliced tomato pizza with garden fresh tomatoes. This is a great summertime meal that you can make in just over an hour. It’s easy and impressive!
Pizza has been a popular dish for decades. However, there are so many different ways to create a pizza that it can be overwhelming when you're trying to come up with something new and innovative.
Luckily, this recipe for Garden Fresh Sliced Tomato Pizza will provide you with an easy way of adding some pizzazz into your usual pizza routine. The best part about this recipe is that it's simple enough for anyone to follow along!
This is a favorite of mine and my family's that we make often during the summer months when tomatoes are in season. It's easy and quick to make but tastes like it came from your favorite pizzeria!
Sometimes the simplest approach is the best when preparing excellent, fresh produce. Allowing their color, flavor, texture, and taste to shine through will reflect well on your reputation as a cook, too.
This recipe will be a hit with all those who taste it. It has to have the best of both worlds - pizza and pissaladiere! This mix between these two dishes provides more than enough flavor without being overbearing while still managing to satisfy people's cravings in a quick way.
The Pissaladiere is a flat, round pizza-like dish that can be made with either traditional pastry crust or just plain dough. It includes sauteed onions and garlic on the bottom layer of ingredients before olives are added to make for an interesting flavor combination.
A Sliced Tomato Pizza will make you feel like a true chef as it allows the natural flavors of tomatoes to shine through.
Save your most gorgeous ripe tomatoes for this pie: red, orange, yellow or a combination. Cheese can be mixed and matched to create the perfect flavor that will complement these delicious vegetables without overpowering them.
The simple act of layering with herbs creates an incredible crust on top which complements any meal!
This Sliced Tomato Pizza recipe can be served as a light lunch with salad on the side or for an entertaining event, such as hors d'oeuvres. It is also versatile and easy to cut up into smaller pieces if required!
How to Make A Sliced Tomato Pizza
2 Tbs olive oil, plus a small amount to grease the pan
1 cup quartered and thinly sliced yellow, white, or red onion
1 lb uncooked pizza or bread dough, whole wheat or regular
3 Tbs shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
3 Tbs shredded romano or parmesan cheese
3 Tbs crumbled soft goat cheese or blue cheese
2 large fresh, high-quality tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn or roughly chopped
6-8 good-quality anchovies
Ground black pepper, to taste
Directions for Cooking
Preheat the oven to 425 F. Lightly grease an 11" x13" rectangular cookie sheet with olive oil.
In a medium-sized sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
Saute the onion in the oil for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. The onion should become soft and slightly browned. Set aside.
Roll out the pizza dough until it fits the pan, using flour as needed on the rolling surface, the surface of the dough, your hands, and the rolling pin.
Fold the dough in thirds and quickly transfer it to the prepared pan, unfolding the dough to fit. The sides do not have to be even or reach all edges of the pan.
Sprinkle the dough in the pan evenly with the mozzarella and romano or parmesan cheese, keeping it and all other toppings 1/2" from the edges of the dough.
Sprinkle the sautéed onions on top of the cheese. Next, sprinkle the goat or blue cheese over the onions.
Then sprinkle the basil leaves over the cheeses and onions.
Carefully and attractively arrange the sliced tomatoes to cover the cheeses. Top with the anchovies if using them, and then finish with ground black pepper to taste.
Bake for 25-30 minutes in the top third of the oven. Or if something truly different, you can grill your pizza!
Pizza is done when nicely browned both on the exposed crust and on the bottom (carefully lift a corner of the pizza to check the color of the bottom of the crust).
Cool a few minutes before cutting into 8 pieces, or as desired.
We hope this recipe for Garden Fresh Sliced Tomato Pizza helped you to find a way of adding some pizzazz into your usual pizza routine. The best part about this recipe is that it's simple enough for anyone to follow along! Give it a try and be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below.