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Simple Summer Tomato and Ricotta Pizza

Simple Summer Tomato and Ricotta Pizza

A simple ricotta and tomato pizza tastes like the fresh, cool flavors of summer, without any fuss.

Simple Summer Tomato and Ricotta Pizza

You guys, I’m ALL about this pizza. Can we talk about the beauty and deliciousness of these heirloom tomatoes? It’s too much. They’re perfection, and paired with the creamy ricotta? Mind blown.

My favorite part about this pizza is its simplicity. Pizza dough, cheese, tomatoes. It tastes like summer.

Simple Summer Tomato and Ricotta Pizza

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I love it as an appetizer, snack, main course. It’s simple and bold flavors are the perfect summer pizza.

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  • Author: Laney Schwartz
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1x


  • 1 recipe your favorite pizza dough (or store bought, at room temperature)
  • 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3 medium heirloom tomatoes (sliced about 1/4 inch thick)
  • Torn basil (sea salt, & fresh cracked pepper for garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Spread the dough into a circle on a lightly oiled sheet pan.
  2. Brush oil onto pizza dough. Sprinkle evenly with dried basil and parmesan cheese. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cheese is bubbly and crust is golden.
  3. Remove from oven and turn on the broiler. Spread ricotta over pizza. Then place the tomatoes evenly on pizza and place under broiler for 1-2 minutes until tomatoes start to soften. Remove and garnish with torn basil, a pinch of sea salt, and fresh cracked pepper. Serve and enjoy!
  • Category: Main, Pizza


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