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Bruschetta Pizza Recipe

Bruschetta Pizza Recipe

You might need a knife and fork for this hearty pizza! Loaded with Italian flavor and plenty of fresh tomatoes, it's bound to become a family favorite. It's even better with a homemade, whole wheat crust! —Debra Kell, Owasso, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1/2 pound reduced-fat bulk pork sausage
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1 package (6 ounces) sliced turkey pepperoni
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Additional fresh basil leaves, optional


  • 1. In a small skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Place crust on an ungreased baking sheet. Top with pepperoni, sausage and cheese. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, sliced basil, oil, garlic, thyme, vinegar, salt and pepper. Spoon over pizza. Garnish with additional basil if desired. Yield: 8 slices.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 346 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 1044mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein.

Reviews for Bruschetta Pizza

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 255727
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2016

"Really good pizza. Loved the freshness of it."

CMoore78 User ID: 4688861 228962
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"Why do people give bad ratings for something they haven't even tried? IT WAS GREAT!"

wsbmlb User ID: 6831128 166264
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

"This is not Pizza"

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 101775
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2014

"Loved it!"

dewflop User ID: 216755 117790
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"This pizza was very good. It kinda fooled people with the sausage and pepperoni on the bottom where you couldn't see them. Will make again ."

rhintzman User ID: 7574045 101760
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"Was wonderful!:-)"

mariposa767 User ID: 1061551 167695
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"Very quick and easy to make. My whole family loved it... even my 3 year old."

Jodyand joe User ID: 4832014 185111
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"We have made this since it was first published in TOH 2010!! LOVE IT!! We use grilled chicken breast tossed with Buffalo wing sauce instead of sausage sometimes! Great for football parties!"

AnnaSerbo User ID: 2891634 101160
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2011

"This might be one of THE BEST pizza recipes my husband and I have ever tasted. For convenience, I use a can of drained "Italian Style" diced tomatoes...the topping is sooo good."

elvisfan73 User ID: 1272261 211065
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"this pizza is delicious!! a super way to use basil from my garden!!"

adespain User ID: 3708913 106680
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"This is now part of our family favorites."

scrapo User ID: 2908723 106678
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"so good - even in the winter when tomatoes aren't their peak - can't wait to make in the summer w/ ripe tomatoes from the farmers market and I think it would be good grilled~"

momto4girls User ID: 4714238 186864
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2010

"Very good. I loved the fresh tomato taste. Paired it with a green salad and it made a wonderful, light summer meal. It was so tasty I will definately make it again."

Lorigirl37 User ID: 4843834 186856
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"I made this twice now and we all just love it.

I did use more garlic. And I make it ahead and it taste even better, (the topping)"

JennyMelynntoh User ID: 5058508 185461
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"Both times we made this we just used sausage, no pepperoni, and it was great! It is a good way to use all the fresh tomatoes starting to come in."

mcrinne User ID: 4810237 183083
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"Not your traditional pizza. Fantastic fresh flavor! Made it twice in one week...everyone has asked for the recipe!"

hummers35 User ID: 528725 101156
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"We love pizza but it is usually so loaded with fat, calories, etc. that we rarely had it. Tried this good for you recipe & it was delicious. Am going to try some different toppings."

princess_katalina User ID: 4201979 166263
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009

"I made this on Sunday... I think it is the best homemade pizza I've ever made. Sooooo delicious, and was even amazing cold for lunch the next day!"

wawadehut User ID: 4150791 106676
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2009

"It's our new favorite pizza! I tried it for the first time three weeks ago for our Friday night pizza tradition and have made it every Friday since then. My husband loves the hearty sausage and pepperoni layer and that fresh tomato, basil, basalmic vinegar topping is just out of this world! It's a perfect summer meal!"

l2bake User ID: 2030987 185109
Reviewed May. 28, 2009


rachellestratton User ID: 2983875 101155
Reviewed May. 23, 2009

"My 4 yr daughter and I loved this pizza. It was so yummy."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.