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Caprese Pizza

Caprese Pizza
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 16-18 min
Total Time: 21 min
Cook Temp: 450°


  1. Preheat the oven to 450˚F and arrange the oven racks toward the center.

  2. Remove pizza from all packaging

  3. 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


  4. Arrange the tomatoes and mozzarella slices evenly over the pizza.

  5. Bake directly on the oven rack for 16-18 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown, and the mozzarella is melted.

  6. Just before serving, drizzle the pizza with balsamic reduction, and sprinkle with the basil strips. Cut into squares, and enjoy!

Are you planning to grill your pizza? Grill pizza according to charcoal or gas grilling instructions. Allow pizza to cool 10 minutes and top with remaining ingredients.


  • 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