Caprese Pizza

Caprese Pizza

Does this pizza look delicious or what?

There’s a pizza restaurant in downtown Salt Lake City ~ Pizzeria Limone ~ and they make the most delicious pizzas.  They are gorgeous, too.

Their Caprese {pronounced Cah-Prehz-Hee} is out of this world delicious.  Well, at least Brent and I think it is. So we did what we usually do after we’ve tasted exceptionally good food at a restaurant.  We came home and recreated it.

Caprese Pizza

A few things that make this pizza great are:
1) a thinner crust {Use this recipe for The Best Pizza Dough.  But instead of dividing it in half, divide it into thirds.}
2) not over-cheesing so all the flavors have an opportunity to shine
3) adding a balsamic glaze after baking

Caprese Pizza

Caprese Pizza

This is truly gourmet pizza at it’s finest.  And it’s easily made at home with common kitchen ingredients.

I can hardly wait for you to try it.

Caprese Pizza

Recipe notes: If you are going to make homemade pizza it’s really worth it to invest in a pizza paddle and a pizza stone.  In my opinion, the pizza stone is essential to a well-cooked crust and gives it that crusty outer layer with soft chewy bread inside and the center of the pizza cooks thoroughly and doesn’t leave any soggy areas. You could get by without a pizza paddle but it makes it easy and safe to slide the pizza on and off the flaming hot stone.

*45-60 minutes before baking, place the pizza stone on the center rack in a cold oven and preheat the oven to 500 degrees.


*I’m just going to give a list of the ingredients because I haven’t measured any of it out.  My main word of advice, though, is to use everything sparingly.

1/3 The Best Pizza Dough {click here for recipe}
Olive Oil
Garlic, minced
Red Onion, thinly sliced
Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar, mixed
Tomato, thinly sliced (I use Campari from Costco)
Fresh Basil, either small whole leaves or sliced larger leaves
Balsamic Glaze ~ make your own {recipe here – but add a little more sweetener until you get it to the sweetness you like} or purchase at the grocery store.
Cheeses ~ mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano, parmesan, asiago {any combination of mozzarella and at least two other cheeses)


1. Cube the mozzarella cheese and set aside.
2. Cut a piece of parchment paper and place it on your pizza paddle.  Lightly spray the parchment paper with cooking spray.
3. Take your 1/3 of the pizza dough and working with your hands {you might need to spray your hands with cooking spray} stretch the dough to mostly cover the pizza paddle.
4. Using a pastry brush, brush olive oil over the whole dough.
5. Sprinkle minced garlic over the olive oil.

Caprese Pizza 6. Add the mozzarella cubes
7. Lay on your thinly sliced red onion pieces, basil {if you like your basil cooked}, and the other grated or shredded cheeses you are using.
8. Mix a small amount of olive oil and balsamic vinegar together and sprinkle it over the whole pizza.
9. Slide the pizza {and parchment paper} onto the hot pizza stone and bake for about 4-1/2 – 6 minutes, depending on your oven and your desired doneness.  We like our crust for this pizza to be a little bit crisp and bake it for 5 minutes.
10. Remove from the oven and add the sliced tomatoes and basil {if you want your basil uncooked}.
11. Using a spoon, drizzle the balsamic glaze across the pizza 3 times {like a Z formation} {You may need to warm the glaze to thin it a bit.}
12. Enjoy your delicious pizza.

Caprese Pizza

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32 Responses to Caprese Pizza

  1. Maureen May 16, 2013 at 5:51 am #

    This does look delicious. I do use a pizza stone, but never thought of heating it first. Will have to try that! We all love caprese salad, so I can’t wait to try this pizza

    • Lori May 16, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

      Yea, Maureen, try heating it up first and see if it makes a difference in how your crust turns out. Let me know how you like it. I’ve never had caprese salad. Please share the recipe with me. 🙂

  2. Leilani May 16, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    Now I know what I want for lunch! I need to get my act together and make more pizza from scratch again. We’ve gotten into a DiGiorno rut because it’s fast.

    • Lori May 16, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

      Hi Leilani,

      DiGiorno pizza is good and I sometimes keep some in the freezer for quick, easy meals. If you try this let me know how you like it.

  3. Jeanie May 16, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    Okay, I seriously need a pizza paddle and a stone ’cause this pizza looks to die for!

    • Lori May 16, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

      Oh Jeanie, how in the world have you lived thus far without a stone and paddle???

  4. The Provision Room May 16, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

    Just the thing to put a pregnant Mama in the mood for a late night snack!!! 🙂

    • Lori May 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

      How wonderful. When are you due? And you got it! Haha. Just don’t make your hubby make it for you in the middle of the night.

  5. Elizabeth L May 21, 2013 at 8:07 am #

    Mmm…this looks delicious. I was planning on making pizza on Friday and now I’m making THIS pizza! 🙂

    *visiting from Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays*

    • Lori May 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

      Elizabeth, please check back in after you make this pizza and let me know how you like it.

  6. Aubrey May 21, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    It’s too early for me to be looking at these delicious pizza recipes! Literally.. mouth watering.

    • Lori May 21, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

      Oh good, Aubrey. I’m glad you think this pizza looks delicious. Give it a try sometime.

  7. Emily May 23, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    SO amazing! I just pinned this… can’t wait to make it! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays and for the link back :o) Can’t wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
    oh, and I just posted looking for some help with my blog… maybe you can offer some advice?

    • Lori May 25, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

      Thank you, Emily, that means so much to me. And thank you so much for your link party. I’m not sure what you mean by offering you some advice. I did sign up to help out with the co-hosting and I’m looking forward to that.

  8. Ruthie May 25, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    You were Featured!! Come grab a Featured Button– Thank you so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell! Come party again with me today 🙂 xoxo~ Ruthie

    • Lori May 25, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

      Oh, Ruthie, thank you so much for the feature. I feel so flattered and honored. I love your blog.

  9. Karly May 25, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    Pizza night is our favorite and this looks like a great one. Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday.

    • Lori May 25, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

      It’s our favorite, too. Give this one a try and let me know how your family likes it. Thank you for stopping by.

  10. Cathy May 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    This looks great!
    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  11. Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse May 26, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    How delicious! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a feature button for your blog. The party will go live tonight. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • Lori May 27, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

      Thank you, Kathryn, for the feature and for hosting your link party. I love seeing everything others create every week.

  12. Anyonita May 28, 2013 at 2:18 am #

    That caprese pizza looks DIVINE! 🙂 I love how rustic it is; makes me want to be back in Milan! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

    • Lori May 28, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

      Thank you Anyonita for hosting your party. This pizza is delish. I’ve never been to Milan but this pizza sure makes me feel like I’m somewhere in Italy. 🙂

  13. Michelle June 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Thank so much for linking up! Your recipes all look amazing!

    • Lori June 5, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

      Thanks, Michelle. Your Shareatopia is such a great idea and I will come often to post to it. 🙂

  14. Michelle June 6, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    Thank you so much, I’d sure love to have you!!

  15. Michelle August 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    This looks delicious and beautiful! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  16. Annie October 24, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

    Caprese at pizzeria limone is my fav! My husband and I were craving it so I made this and I cannot believe how spot on it was! Thank you!!

    • Lori October 26, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

      That’s awesome, Annie, I’m so glad you loved it. I haven’t made it for quite a while but now I want some!!!


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