I’m always looking for new dinner ideas to change things up, and this Balsamic Caprese Pizza is seriously amazing. Seriously.
Recently I have been trying out different ways to incorporate balsamic caprese into my dishes (check out this Balsamic Caprese Risotto!!!) because my mom LOVES caprese and I wanted to do something a little different for her while keeping the caprese flare.
The acidity of the tomatoes and balsamic cuts through the richness of the cheese and makes a perfect balance of so many flavors without any of them overpowering the rest. This Balsamic Caprese Pizza is my husband’s favorite pizza to date, and he asks for it regularly!Making your own pizza elements is completely worth the time and effort! And it is really rather simple to make your own dough and sauce. Learn how to make this Oregano Garlic Pizza Dough here (no boring dough in this house!) which is enough for two thin crust 12″ pizzas like you see here, or one thick crust pizza. And, my favorite part, the sauce! Learn how to make this Red Wine and Oregano Pizza Sauce here because you will never want pizza sauce without wine in it ever again. This sauce recipe makes enough for three 12″ pizzas (freeze the extras for a fast dinner!).
I make pizzas (affiliate links) with a stone that goes in my oven and I use a handy pizza peel that you see in the pictures. (This pizza peel is pretty close to what I have, and this pizza peel is just GORGEOUS). I think it is worth it to have these gems because the stone makes my pizza crisp up beautifully and the peel makes it so easy to get the dough/pizza in and out of the oven. But you can also use a plain cookie sheet if you want.I hope that this inspires you to make your own pizza, because it really is rather simple and tastes a MILLION times better than what you can get in the store or in the freezer section.