Tomato Basil Pizza: Budget Food Tip

Looking for a quick, easy and budget-friendly meal idea? Look no further than pizza. This home made and crispy pizza tastes fresh as spring, thanks to a generous topping of sliced Roma tomatoes and fresh basil. Roma tomatoes are less watery than other varieties so they won’t add unwanted juice to the top of the pizza, and the basil ribbons add a burst of flavor to each slice. Store-bought pizza dough (or pizza dough from your favorite pizza shop) makes the crust a breeze – add a little rosemary to the crust for a gourmet touch.

You will need:
1 1-lb. store-bought pizza dough, room temperature
1 cup canned pizza sauce (or marinara sauce)
2 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped or torn (or more to taste)
4 Roma tomatoes, sliced
½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp. Parmesan or Pecorino cheese
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. fresh or dried rosemary (optional)

To make:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Drizzle olive oil onto a rimless baking sheet or on the back of a rimmed baking sheet. Stretch or roll out crust onto baking sheet and sprinkle with rosemary (if using).

Spread sauce on dough and top with cheeses. Arrange tomatoes, then onions, on the dough. Scatter basil on top. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown, then let cool for a few minutes before slicing.

Serves 2-3.

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