Tomato Bruschetta Pizza is a delicious, fresh take on a classic tomato pie. It’s easy to make at home, and it’s bursting with the flavors or summer. It’s a perfect recipe for sharing with friends and family. They will be impressed I promise you.

We started by choosing ripe, colorful New Jersey field tomatoes from our local farm market. Field tomatoes aren’t always pretty on the outside, but inside they are beautiful, juicy, and loaded with flavor and nutrition.

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, potassium, folate, vitamin K and lycopene.

Did you know that tomatoes are actually a fruit? Technically they are an ovary holding seeds of a flowering plant. Due to its low sugar content, tomatoes are usually treated as a vegetable in recipes.

Let’s make a pizza!

Tomato Bruschetta Pizza

Tomato Bruschetta Pizza is a fresh twist on the classic tomato pizza pie.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: bruschetta, pizza, tomatoes, vegetarian
Author: Donna

Ingredients

Tomato Bruschetta

  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp red onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oregano dried

Olive Oil Spread

  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp mixed Italian herb blend
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 pinch salt

Other Ingredients

  • 2 pizza shells pre-made
  • 1/2 cup Italian cheese such as provolone, mozzarella shredded

Instructions

  • For the tomato bruschetta, combine the chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil, salt, and oregano in a mixing bowl and toss well. You can make this in advance and keep in the fridge for a few hours.
    tomato bruschetta in a bowl
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. (or follow the instructions on your pre-made pizza shells). You can make this recipe with fresh pizza dough, but I find it easier and faster, and just as tasty, to use store-bought shells from the bakery.
  • Spread the olive oil mixture all over the top of the pizza shells.
  • Sprinkle with cheese. You can use as little or as much cheese as you want. I usually use very little as a base.
  • Bake the pizzas in the oven for 8-10 minutes following the instructions on the package. You want to be sure the pizza dough is cooked and the cheese melted.
    pizza shells cooked
  • Remove from the oven and spoon the tomato bruschetta mixture all over the top of the pizza. Be generous. The bruschetta is the star of the show.
    tomato bruschetta spooned on a pizza
  • Return to the oven and set it to broil. Keep an eye on it. This only takes a minute or two. We're just cooking it enough to quickly warm up the tomato mixture.
  • Slice it up and serve.
    tomato bruschetta pizza with a bite taken

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Notes

You can usually find pre-made pizza shells at your local Italian deli or market. You can sometimes find them in the bakery section of the supermarket. Keep in mind the quality of your pizza will be directly related to the quality of the dough you use. Try to stay away from processed name brands if possible. The closer to fresh, the better. Of course, you can always make your own pizza dough at home. We're taking a short cut.

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