tomato basil pizza
  • (1 lb.) Italian cheese-flavored pizza crust (such as
  • (4 cups) basil leaves
  • (2 cloves) garlic
  • (1/4 cup) fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • (1 Tbsp.) fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
  • (1 Tbsp.) olive oil
  • (3 cups) tomato, seeded and chopped
  • (3 cloves) garlic, thinly sliced
  • (1 cup) provolone cheese, shredded
  • (1/4 cup) basil leaves, thinly sliced



Tomato Basil Pizza

A simple Italian pizza crust topped with a basil pesto, chopped tomatoes and provolone cheese.

Preparation Time

About 20 minutes

Cook Time

About 12 minutes


  1. 1Preheat oven to 475°F. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet.
  2. 2In a food processor, combine 4 cups basil leaves and 2 garlic cloves. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Stream in broth, Parmesan cheese and oil with the processor still running
    until blended.
  3. 3Spread an even layer of pesto on the crust to 1/2 inch from the edge. Top with an even layer each of tomato, garlic and cheese.
  4. 4Bake 12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with basil and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of pizza

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 242
  • Total Fat 9 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 29.1 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Sodium 458 mg
  • Fiber 1.7 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Pastas and Pizzas

Recipe Ethnicity: Italian

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Poultry, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.