My family loves meaty pizzas with pepperoni, ham, and bacon. I have to admit, I'm more of a veggie and herb kind of gal when it comes to my pizza toppings. I'm not knocking good old fashioned pepperoni pizza, but I like a more savory bite to my pizza. This Margherita pizza is loaded with fresh basil, tomatoes, garlic, and a zippy tomato basil sauce. I drizzled it in a balsamic brown sugar glaze, which really added a unique flavor to the recipe. So, meat lover beware! This isn't your typical take-out recipe for pizza. But it's full of herbs Italian cheeses, and tomatoes, and appeals to my savory side!
Here's how I made this Margherita Pizza Recipe
I started with a Stonefire Tandoori Naan Flatbread. I drizzled some olive oil over the crust, and then added tomato basil sauce and a blend of Italian cheese.
I topped the pizzas with basil and sliced tomatoes. Next, I baked the pizzas for 5 minutes at 400 degrees.
When the pizzas were done baking, I drizzled a balsamic reduction sauce over the top.
Get the full recipe:
Flatbreads: One package Stonefire Tandoori Naan Original Flatbread; 2 tablespoons olive oil; 2 cloves garlic; 6 tablespoons tomato basil pasta sauce; 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves; two vine ripe tomatoes; 1 cup shredded Italian blend cheese
Balsamic Reduction Sauce: 3/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar; 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Flatbreads: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush pizza crusts with olive oil. Spread 3 tablespoons pasta over each crust.. Mince the garlic, and sprinkle one clove over each pizza. Rinse and slice the tomatoes. Place one sliced tomato on top of each pizza. Sprinkle half the cheese over each pizza. Rinse and slice the basil. Garnish half over tops of each pizza. Bake for approximately 5 minutes, or until crusts are browned and cheese is melted.
Balsamic Reduction Sauce: In a small heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the Balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to a boil. Reduct heat to medium. Boil for 7-10, stirring frequently, or until liquid is reduced in half and has the consistency of syrup. Use a whisk to drizzle the balsamic sauce over the pizzas.