Pizza with Ricotta, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Fresh Basil

This was a quick and easy pizza that I made for us to gobble up while we were busy packing boxes. I really, REALLY, loved how creamy the ricotta made this pizza – it tasted rich and decadent without any guilt. I also enjoyed how sweet the grape tomatoes and onions were after cooking and the fresh basil topped the pizza off with a wonderful flavor. I loved this pizza and plan to make it again and again.

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Pizza with Ricotta, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Fresh Basil

Ingredients:

Cooking spray
Corn meal
1 ball of pizza dough (I used store bought)
1 container of pizza sauce (Trader Joe's is really good)
1-2 cups of mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, shredded
1/4 cup of fat free ricotta
1 clove of garlic, minced
Handful of grape tomatoes
Red onions slices, sliced very thin
6-7 fresh basil leaves, chopped
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spread dough on a pizza sheet that has been coated with cooking spray and a sprinkle of corn meal. Spoon the sauce on the dough and spread evenly.

Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Mix the ricotta cheese with the minced garlic then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; mix well. Add dollops of ricotta all over the pizza. Next, add the grape tomatoes and red onions. Season the top of the pizza with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Place into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden brown. Add fresh basil. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net