Healthy Recipe: Tomato Basil Squares

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.

(Submitted by Nancy Daugherty, Cortland on the Our Ohio website)

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5 Responses (Add Yours)

  • Weight Loss Blog says:

    That sounds and looks sooo good. I will be trying that at my new years eve party! It’s nice to because you can add pretty much anything to the recipe and it will still turn out awesome. thanks!

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  • Chef Tom says:

    Those look so tasty! I’d be snacking on these right now if it wasn’t 12:30 am! :-p This recipe is definitely a keeper !

  • nic from canada says:

    Thanks for the tips, basic tips such as these do make a difference.

  • lu says:

    Those look soo pretty! I’m going to make them for my party next week, can’t wait!

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