Tomato and Basil Flat Bread

Tomato and Basil  Flat Bread

Tomato and Basil Flat Bread is my favorite style of pizza. Especially during the summer months when I have fresh tomatoes and basil growing in the garden. This is so easy to make and I bet you have all of the ingredients in your kitchen right now!

Pick up some st0re bought pizza dough for an easy pizza night! Enjoy!

Fresh Basil


1 pound of home made (recipe below) or store bought pizza dough

1 cup of Ricotta cheese (use 1 cup of low fat cottage cheese for a lite version)

2 large ripe tomatoes (sliced thin 1/4 inch)

2 large ripe yellow tomatoes (sliced thin 1/4 inch)

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Pinch of salt

Black pepper (to taste)

10-12 fresh basil leaves (tear slightly)

1 tablespoon of crushed garlic

1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

Parmesan cheese

Fresh Tomatoes

Preparation for dough:

4 cups of all purpose flour

1 and 1/2 cups of warm water

2 packages of active dry yeast (1/4 oz each)

1 tablespoon of sugar

2 teaspoons of salt

1/4 cup of olive oil plus more for drizzling over top

Place the yeast into the warm water and let dissolve until foamy. Add the sugar, salt and olive oil. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and mix well until a sticky dough forms. Place the dough into an olive oiled large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm place for at least an hour or until doubled in size.

Prepare Flat Bread:
Stretch the dough into a rectangle and place on a sheet pan that has been coated with flour.
Brush on the olive oil. Spread the ricotta or cream cheese on the dough. Spread the garlic over the ricotta.
Place the tomato slices over the cheese creating your desired pattern. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and a little more olive oil.
Gently sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese. Place basil leaves in between the tomatoes. Top with crated Parmesan cheese.
Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Cook pizza for about 15-20 minutes until the bottom is golden brown and crispy.

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