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Pizza with Ricotta, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Fresh Basil

Pizza with Ricotta, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Fresh Basil

This was a quick and easy pizza that I made for us to gobble up while we were busy packing boxes. I really, REALLY, loved how creamy the ricotta made this pizza – it tasted rich and decadent without any guilt. I also enjoyed how sweet the grape tomatoes and onions were after cooking and the fresh basil topped the pizza off with a wonderful flavor. I loved this pizza and plan to make it again and again.

How to Make a Pizza with Ricotta, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Fresh Basil

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spread dough on a pizza sheet that has been coated with cooking spray and a sprinkle of cornmeal. Spoon the sauce on the dough and spread evenly.

Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Mix the ricotta cheese with the minced garlic then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; mix well. Add dollops of ricotta all over the pizza. Next, add the grape tomatoes and red onions. Season the top of the pizza with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Place into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden brown. Add fresh basil. Enjoy.

Pizza with Ricotta, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Fresh Basil

 

Pizza with Ricotta, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Fresh Basil

Pizza with Ricotta, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Fresh Basil

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Pam / For the Love of Cooking

Equipment

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • Cornmeal
  • 1 ball of pizza dough I used store-bought
  • 1 container of pizza sauce Trader Joe's is really good
  • 1-2 cups of mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup of ricotta
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • Handful of grape tomatoes
  • Red onions slices sliced very thin
  • 6-7 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spread dough on a pizza sheet that has been coated with cooking spray and a sprinkle of cornmeal. Spoon the sauce on the dough and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Mix the ricotta cheese with the minced garlic then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; mix well. Add dollops of ricotta all over the pizza. Next, add the grape tomatoes and red onions. Season the top of the pizza with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden brown. Add fresh basil. Enjoy.
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31 Comments

  1. That looks great! I so miss having a Trader Joes, last year I moved to the middle of nowhere- no Trader Joes in our whole state 🙁 We do have a bakery that makes some excellent pizza dough though, I'm excited to give this a try!

  2. The pizza looks great! I am going to have to try the TJ's fat free ricotta. I love that store as much as you do!

  3. Oooh waw, this tasty pizza looks incredible & mighty pretty too! 😉

    i love any dish with ricotta in it!

  4. You are amazing, making such a yummy pizza in the middle of moving! I would have called for take-out and called that dinner!

  5. What a pretty pizza. I like the sound of the ricotta cheese on the pizza, I bet it made taste really delicious.