Caprese Pizza

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Caprese Pizza-pizza topped with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and a balsamic glaze. You can’t go wrong with a classic Caprese Pizza! 

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On Wednesday, we shared our favorite Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Recipe and today we are sharing the pizza we made with that special dough. Put your hands up in the air and wave them like you just don’t care for Caprese Pizza! That’s right, let’s get excited because it’s Friday and not just any Friday, but PIZZA FRIDAY!

Caprese Pizza is a classic and one of our go to pizza recipes! I could eat Caprese Pizza every day and never get sick of it.

Caprese Pizza Recipe on This classic pizza recipe is always a favorite! #pizza

Do you still have tomatoes in your garden? We do! I needed to use some up and Caprese Pizza was the answer! This pizza is SO good with fresh garden tomatoes.

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We also put our garden basil to use! I love eating seasonal!

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This pizza is a breeze to make. Roll out your pizza dough, I highly recommend you use our Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough. If you are in a pinch, you can use store bought dough. Brush the dough with olive oil and top with fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and basil. Bake until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and drizzle with balsamic glaze. We like to use DeLallo’s Balsamic Glaze. It is the best and super convenient! You can also make a balsamic reduction. Cut the pizza into slices, take a bite, close your eyes, and pretend you are in Italy!

The flavors are simple, but SO good! You can’t go wrong with this classic pizza! It hits the spot every time, especially when you use fresh ingredients!

Make tonight pizza night and make our Caprese Pizza! Enjoy!

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Caprese Pizza

You can't go wrong with this classic pizza! It's a favorite at our house!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
15 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
1 large pizza


  • 1 recipe homemade pizza dough or store bought pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella sliced
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes sliced
  • alt and black pepper to taste
  • Handful fresh basil chopped
  • DeLallo's Balsamic Glaze you can also make a balsamic reduction


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. If using refrigerated pizza dough, remove dough from refrigerator and allow dough to come to room temperature while oven preheats.
  2. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll pizza dough out into a circle. Make a thicker crust along edges of pizza. Brush olive oil evenly over the dough. Arrange mozzarella slices evenly over dough and top with sliced tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle basil over pizza. Place in preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until crust is browned and cheese is bubbly.
  3. Remove pizza from oven and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Cut into slices and serve warm.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Thank you so much for this Caprese Pizza recipe, Maria and Josh! I love the idea of garnishing with the balsamic reduction and hope you don’t mind me sharing a tip for those who might want a sweeter version of it by adding 1/4 cup of honey to the 1 cup of balsamic vinegar 🙂

  2. Thanks for the inspiration for dinner tonight. I need to know what I did wrong though. My pizza had so much liquid in the center it made the crust all soggy. Perhaps I needed to drain the tomatoes or was it the fresh mozzarella? Has that ever happened to you? Any thoughts? Otherwise it was delicious!!

  3. Hi Maria, this looks good! If I use your wheat pizza dough recipe, how long do I bake it? That recipe says 16-20 mins at 450 F, and this Caprese pizza says 10-12 mins at 450 F. Should I pre-bake the crust for a few mins?

  4. That caprese pizza looks delicious! I love cooking for my family, and I’m always interested in trying new recipes! They love pizza, so this is a good recipe to start with! I don’t have any mozzarella cheese; do you think I can use cheddar as an alternative?

  5. I tried making this pizza and the mozzarella produced so much liquid as it melted that the crust became mushy. My kids still loved it, but what did I do wrong? Should I use a different kind of mozzarella?

  6. This turned out to be a soggy mess. If I make this again, I will bake the crust with some mozzarella in advance, then add tomatoes – with most of the water removed – and the rest of the toppings for long enough to heat through.

  7. This pizza was so yummy and so easy! I made it from deli  pizza dough with diced Roma tomatoes and garden fresh basil! I love the simplicity and great taste of this recipe! We added a little extra balsamic reduction to the top of this pizza 🙂

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