Tomato Pizza

Tomato pizza is simply delicious. It is packed with flavor for a vegetarian take on a classic.

Flavor with a bit of oregano and you have a pizza dream. This easy pizza is a family favorite! For more weeknight pizza ideas try Pizza Casserole, White Pizza Sauce, and BBQ Chicken Pizza.

A hand grabbing a slice of tomato pizza

Simple, Yet Satisfying

I love a good vegetarian pizza. It not only tastes delicious, but makes me feel a little bit better about eating pizza! The flavors are just so fresh and clean. And let’s face it, it’s a bit less expensive too.

This tomato pizza is so simple, but just as satisfying of a slice. It gives you all the flavor punch of eating a slice of pizza, with less calories!

My favorite is when I can pull fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden. I may or may not repeatedly point out to the kids that we grew these toppings!

Whether you make your dough from scratch or opt for the ease of store bought, this simple pizza is sure to knock your socks off. Now it’s time to get your slice on!

Slices of red tomatoes for tomato pizza recipe

How to Make It

PREP. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. We like to use a pizza stone and throw this in while the oven is preheating for at least 15 minutes.

DOUGH & SAUCE. Make the sauce if going homemade. Also, make the homemade pizza dough if going homemade. If you are using store bought for both, you can skip this step.

ROLL. Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to about 14-15 inches in diameter. **If you want more of a crust, be sure to fold in the outside edges of the pizza dough before adding sauce and toppings.

PIZZA STONE: If using a pizza stone, quickly and carefully transfer the dough to your stone, add the sauce (leaving a little around the edges for a crust), cheese, tomatoes and pizza seasonings and put in the oven.

SHEET PAN: If not using a stone, you can add the rolled out dough to a lightly greased baking sheet. Then, add sauce, cheese, toppings and bake.

BAKE. Bake for about 5 minutes, then rotate the pizza and bake an additional 7-8 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh basil.

Tips for Perfect Pizza

Cheese:  Shred your own cheese. The pre shredded, packaged kind doesn’t melt as well.

Sauce: Using store bought sauce is quick and easy, but you cant really beat homemade. Try out our  Red Pizza Sauce and our Homemade Pizza Seasoning.

Blind Baking: Sometimes my pizza dough can have a difficult time cooking in the center. Using toppings that provide even more liquid, like tomatoes, can make the dough a bit soggy as well. I have found that blind baking the dough first helps make everything perfectly cooked. Shape the dough and bake it for about 6 minutes without topping it. Remove the dough from the oven, add the toppings, then continue baking until the pizza is cooked.

Red tomato pizza before being baked

Storage Tips

Freeze ahead: Blind bake a plain pizza crust for 6-8 minutes.Place it on a piece of cardboard or a pizza pan, add the toppings and then place it into the freezer. Once frozen solid, wrap the pizza with plastic wrap and then again with aluminum foil. Freeze for 4-5 months. Remove packaging and thaw for about 30 minutes before baking.

Storage: Wrap leftover pizza in foil or place in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for about 3 days. You can also freeze it for 1-2 months. Reheat in the oven or microwave.

Tomato pizza topped with fresh basil

For more pizza recipes, try:

Tomato Pizza Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Tomato pizza is simply delicious. It is packed with flavor for a vegetarian take on a classic.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 150 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 16 oz pizza dough store bought or homemade dough
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce store bought or homemade sauce
  • 2-3 tomatoes sliced
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp pizza seasoning
  • fresh basil sliced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. We like to use a pizza stone and throw this in while the oven is preheating for at least 15 minutes.
  • Make the sauce if going homemade. Also, make the homemade pizza dough if going homemade. If you are using store bought for both, you can skip this step.
  • Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to about 14-15 inches in diameter. **If you want more of a crust, be sure to fold in the outside edges of the pizza dough before adding sauce and toppings.
  • If using a pizza stone, quickly and carefully transfer the dough to your stone, add the sauce (leaving a little around the edges for a crust), cheese, tomatoes and pizza seasonings and put in the oven.
  • If not using a stone, you can add the rolled out dough to a lightly greased baking sheet. Then, add sauce, cheese, toppings and bake.
  • Bake for about 5 minutes, then rotate the pizza and bake an additional 7-8 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh basil.

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    Love this great idea for tomato pizza. I’ve found that tomato & bacon is one of my favorite flavor combinations for pizza, but being extra healthy I should forgo the bacon more often! Great idea to add the basil and more than one size of tomato! Thanks for the tip on doing a quick bake on the crust before hand! Turned out perfect. No more watery pizza for me! Yay!

  2. 5 stars
    This pizza is so delicious with heirloom tomatoes, nothing else is needed. The flavours shine on their own.