Cook Time: 16-18 min
Total Time: 21 min
Cook Temp: 450°
Preheat the oven to 450˚F and arrange the oven racks toward the center.
Remove pizza from all packaging
Slice the mozzarella and tomatoes into thin disks. Roll the basil leaves together, and slice into fine strips (chiffonade).
- Note: for extra juicy tomatoes, pat the tomato slices lightly with a paper towel to remove excess moisture before arranging them on your pizza
Arrange the tomatoes and mozzarella slices evenly over the pizza.
Bake directly on the oven rack for 16-18 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown, and the mozzarella is melted.
Just before serving, drizzle the pizza with balsamic reduction, and sprinkle with the basil strips. Cut into squares, and enjoy!
12″ HRI Classic Cheese Pizza
1 medium tomato, vine-ripe, heirloom, or beefsteak
10-12 basil leaves
8 oz fresh mozzarella
2 tbsp balsamic reduction, store-bought or homemade