Italian Cheese and Tomato Pizza
Cheese and tomatoes are some of the most basic pizza ingredients out there. From the classic pizza Margherita to plain cheese pizza, New York style, there are all kinds of versions of this simple combination. Our basic concept of pizza includes tomato sauce and cheese. Of course, there are many variations out there, and this simple tomato pizza recipe is adjustable to suit many of them.
See what happens when you substitute ingredients, such as making this a goat cheese pizza, or substituting the sliced tomatoes for halved cherry tomatoes, instead. You will be surprised by how many different pizzas you can create with just tomatoes and cheese.
Simple Cheese and Tomato Pizza
Your favorite pizza crust recipe
2 ounces mozzarella, cut into one inch slices
2 ounces ricotta
2 ounces gorgonzola picante, cut into one inch slices
1 ounce parmesan cheese, freshly grated
½ cup firm plum tomatoes, sliced
Stretch dough onto a greased pizza sheet, or a pizza peel (if using a pizza stone for baking).
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Arrange spoonfuls of ricotta over the surface of the pizza (in small dots, not in an even sheet). Scatter mozzarella and gorgonzola, then place tomato slices on top.
Finish by sprinkling with parmesan. Bake for ten to twelve minutes or until cheese bubbles and crust is golden. Remove carefully and serve immediately.