This is my absolute FAVORITE pizza EVER! I prepare it for entertaining all of the time, and love chatting with our friends while this is cooking in the oven! The garlic and basil mix is my all – time favorite combination!
There have been so many requests from people discovering this deliciousness in our home, that I decided to share the recipe here with all of you at the same time!
( It is adapted from The Pampered Chef Recipe – Tomato Basil Pizza)
A Weekend Favorite Pizza!
Tomato Basil Squares
1 (10 oz.) pkg. pizza crust
2 C. (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 oz. (1/4 C.) Parmesan cheese, grated
2 T. fresh basil leaves, snipped, OR
2 TBS. Fresh basil, snipped
2/3 C. mayonnaise
1 garlic clove, pressed
4 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 375ºF.
Using lightly floured pizza roller, roll out pizza crust on rectangle baking stone to within 1 in of edge of stone. Sprinkle crust with one cup of the mozzarella cheese; set aside.
Grate Parmesan cheese. Using kitchen shears, snip basil.
In 1-quart bowl, combine the remaining mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, basil and mayonnaise; mix well. Press garlic into cheese mixture. Mix well.
Thinly slice tomatoes; arrange in single layer over mozzarella cheese on crust.
Place mozzarella cheese mixture over tomatoes spread to cover evenly. Bake 15-20 minutes or until top is golden brown and bubbly. Cut with pizza cutter. Serve with miniature serving spatula.