If you’re hosting a party this holiday season, sometimes it’s hard to come up with new, tasty and crowd pleasing appetizers that are also easy to make. Today’s healthy recipe is fresh, simple, and delicious – and it makes a great presentation. For larger parties, consider doubling the recipe: guests will gobble up this sophisticated take on ‘pizza’ long before you ring in the New Year!
1 package (10 ounces) refrigerated pizza dough
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 garlic clove, pressed
4 to 5 plum tomatoes, seeded, thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sprinkle a little flour on a large cookie sheet. Press out dough to within 1 inch of the edge. Very lightly oil crust. In a medium bowl combine 1 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, basil, mayonnaise and garlic. Mix well. Spread mixture over lightly oiled crust. Place thinly sliced tomatoes in a single layer over the mixture. Sprinkle the second cup of mozzarella cheese over the tomato slices. Bake 20 minutes; top will be light brown. Use pizza cutter to make squares. Serve warm.