This recipe for Burrata Pizza is going to be one of your new favorite things to make! It has lusciously creamy and buttery burrata cheese, savory pizza sauce, aromatic fresh basil, and a crispy crust!
About the Recipe
This homemade pizza creates a burst of flavors and textures that is sure to impress!
This is perfect to make for a dinner party or special occasion, but also easy enough to make for a casual weeknight meal. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have this delicious homemade pizza on the table in just minutes!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Delicious - Burrata cheese melts beautifully and adds a luxurious touch to this pizza recipe. The burrata cheese is definitely the star of the show and takes a regular cheese pizza to a whole new level!
Versatile - You can easily customize this pizza however you would like. You can add toppings to create unique flavor combinations. This can be served as a meal or as an appetizer or snack.
Impressive - This is a pizza recipe that is sure to impress your guests. The combination of the creamy burrata cheese with pizza sauce and fresh basil on top of a crisp crust is a winning combination that will leave everyone wanting more!
Here are the ingredients you will need for this burrata pizza recipe:
- Pizza dough: Use a store-bought pizza crust. You could also make your own pizza dough!
- Olive oil
- Pizza sauce
- Burrata cheese
- Basil: Whole fresh basil leaves look and taste great!
Let's make this delicious burrata pizza recipe together!
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Step 2: On a lined baking sheet, shape your pizza dough into a circle using your hands.
Step 3: Drizzle the dough with olive oil and then spread the sauce over the top.
Step 4: Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until the dough is set and the crust is starting to turn golden. Remove the crust from the oven.
Step 5: Top the crust with the burrata cheese.
Step 6: Bake for an additional 4-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown.
Expert Tips and Tricks
Here are some expert tips to make this homemade burrata pizza:
Pizza dough: Use the oven temperature as directed on your packaged pizza dough.
Burrata cheese: Use your hands to tear the burrata into large chunks as you add it to the top of the pizza crust.
Pizza stone: If you have a pizza stone and a pizza peel, use the pizza stone to bake the pizza and transfer it from the stone to a cutting board with a pizza peel. This is the perfect time to get that pizza making equipment into action!
Parchment paper: Line your baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up!
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Lined baking sheet: Use a lined baking sheet to bake the pizza.
Pizza stone: You could use a preheated pizza stone to cook the pizza dough for this recipe.
Pizza cutter: This pizza cutter is affordable and great quality.
Here are some common recipe substitutions and variations for this delicious homemade pizza.
Toppings: Add a sprinkle of flake salt after baking to help bring out the flavors even more! Feel free to top with anything you might have on hand, some great suggestions would be cherry tomatoes, prosciutto, baby arugula, red onions, basil pesto, roasted red peppers, roasted garlic, mushrooms, red pepper flakes and/or a balsamic glaze.
Pizza sauce: You could substitute fresh tomato sauce for the pizza sauce.
Crust: Use your own homemade pizza dough instead of store-bought.
What To Serve With
Here are some recipes to serve alongside this burrata pizza recipe:
Lemon Orzo Salad - This lemon orzo salad is packed full of flavor with cucumbers, green pepper, red onion, sweet grape tomatoes, and salty feta cheese. A lemon and red wine vinaigrette along with Italian seasoning and dill add even more flavor to this perfect side dish.
Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms - These Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms are a delightful bite sized little treat. The mushroom caps are filled with cream cheese that is mixed with parmesan, thyme, rosemary and sage. This is a perfect party appetizer or they even make a great side dish!
Easy Garlic Bread - This recipe is easy, takes less than 20 minutes to make and it comes out great every single time. Garlic, butter and bread never lets you down, right?
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can use a premade crust, or premade pizza dough. Follow the package instructions for oven temperature and instructions for pre-baking the crust before adding the ingredients.
Burrata cheese is a fresh Italian cheese that has a creamy, rich flavor. It’s made with mozzarella and cream and has a soft, buttery texture.
If you do not have access to fresh burrata cheese or do not prefer to use it, try using fresh mozzarella cheese instead.
Recipe Storage and Reheating
Here are storage instructions for this pizza recipe.
Refrigerator Storage: Store in an airtight container and eat leftovers within 4-5 days.
Freezer Storage: Freeze in a freezer-safe, airtight container and keep for up to 3 months. When you're ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
Reheating Instructions: The best way to reheat this is to heat it in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil until heated through. You can also reheat in the oven or microwave.
Other Recipes to Try
- 1 store bought pizza dough
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 8 oz burrata cheese
- Fresh basil for serving
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- With your hands, shape your pizza dough into a circle. Place on a lined baking sheet or pizza stone.
- Drizzle extra virgin olive oil on the pizza dough. Spread pizza sauce over the dough.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the dough is set and starting to turn golden. Remove from the oven and add burrata.
- Bake 4-5 minutes, until the burrata is melted and the crust is golden brown.