Easy Bruschetta Pizza Recipe

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Bruschetta Pizza is a delicious, refreshing twist on traditional pizza! Fresh ingredients, vibrant colors, and satisfying textures, this bruschetta pizza is sure to become a new favorite! The best part is, it can be made in less than 30 minutes!

Bruschetta Pizza  topped with tomatoes, basil and balsamic glaze.

One of my favorite things to do on Friday night is make homemade pizza. “Homemade” can mean a variety of things….sometimes my husband whips up fresh homemade pizza dough and sometimes it’s everyone having fun making their own french bread pizzas or pizza toast!

I mean, with pizza, sky’s the limit, and everyone is happy! Mix up the toppings, the crust (try these super Easy Tortilla Pizzas!), go crustless with these Pizza Bowls, or try this savory Chicken Fajita Pizza!

This Bruschetta Pizza recipe is a fun, fresh take on traditional pizza. Fresh ingredients are piled onto a store-bought crust (making this recipe super quick and simple!) and drizzled with an addicting balsamic glaze!

Pour yourself a nice glass of wine and let’s cheers to pizza!

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • FRESH, VIBRANT FLAVORS – This pizza features fresh ingredients such as juicy tomatoes, basil, garlic, pesto, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a bit of sweetness.
  • LIGHT DINNER OR APPETIZER – Serve this a light dinner or cut it into smaller pieces and it makes a perfect, gorgeous appetizer!
  • QUICK & EASY – This bruschetta pizza can be made in under 30 minutes!


You’ll need the following ingredients to make this delicious Bruschetta Pizza Recipe:

Ingredients needed to make Bruschetta Pizza.


Pesto: You can use your favorite store-bought brand or whip up this quick homemade Basil Arugula Pesto!

Mozzarella Pearls: Look for fresh mozzarella pearls in the specialty cheese case. If you can’t find, them, you can use any fresh mozzarella (just slice or cut it into pieces) or use shredded mozzarella.

Balsamic Glaze: One of my favorite items ever!!!! It can be found in most grocery stores near the vinegar. This is a thick, reduced version of balsamic vinegar.


Here are some quick visual instructions. Remember that full instructions with exact ingredients will be in the recipe card below!

Step 1: Start by whipping up the bruschetta! Combine cherry tomatoes, olive oil, basil garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss gently and set aside.

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Tomatoes, basil and spices being mixed in a small bowl for the Bruschetta Pizza.

Step 2 & 3: Next, roll out your pizza crust and spread a thin layer of pesto onto the crust. Top with mozzarella.

Then, bake pizza for 15-18 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.

Pizza dough topped with pesto and mozzarella.
Pizza dough after it has been baked with the pesto and cheese.

Step 4: Top the baked pizza with your delicious bruschetta topping and drizzle generously with balsamic glaze. Cut into wedges and enjoy!

Bruschetta Pizza   out of the oven drizzled with balsamic glaze.


  • Use a thin layer of pesto, especially if your pesto contains a lot of oil. If you put on a super thick layer, your pizza will become oily.

  • Do not bake the pizza with the bruschetta already on top. The tomatoes will release a lot of excess liquid and will make your crust soggy. Add the fresh bruschetta mixture when the pizza comes out of the oven.

Confidence Tip

Use a pizza peel to confidently take your pizza out of the oven!


  • Storage: Unfortunately, because of the water content in the tomatoes, this pizza (baked and assembled with the bruschetta topping) does not keep very well. It’s better consumed ASAP when it comes out of the oven.

    The bruschetta topping can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for 24 hours. Be sure to drain off any excess moisture before adding the topping to your pizza!

Additions & Substitutions


  • Extra toppings: Additional fresh herbs such as oregano or fresh arugula are delish! I also like sliced red onions and kalamata olives.
  • Protein: Leftover grilled chicken breasts add some bulk and protein to this bruschetta pizza. Chop it up and layer it on with the cheese and bake.
  • Spice: Sprinkle on some red pepper flakes for a little spice!


  • Pizza Crust: There are so many options these days for store-bought pizza dough! You can use the Pillsbury kind that you just roll out, or most larger grocery stores now sell a ball of fresh pizza dough.
  • If you don’t want to use dough, make flatbread pizzas using these Stonefire Flatbreads (or similar)–they even have a garlic version!
  • Cheese: I love the taste of fresh mozzarella, but regular shredded mozzarella cheese is a good option. You can even use creamy burrata cheese or even feta cheese!
  • Tomatoes: Multi-colored cherry tomatoes make this pizza super fun and colorful! You can also use heirloom tomatoes or Roma tomatoes–just make sure you seed them and squeeze out any excess liquid.


What should I serve with this bruschetta pizza?

A hearty salad like this Caesar salad or this tossed salad is great to serve on the side. A grilled protein such as chicken also works well.

What are some good alternatives for the pizza base (dough)?

Here are my favorite easy, store-bought pizza “bases:”

1. Refrigerated Dough such as this one from Pillsbury
2. Premade Crusts like this one from Boboli
3. Large flatbreads like these from Stonefire

You can also use a good loaf of crusty French bread and make French bread bruschetta pizzas!

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Bruschetta Pizza on a wooden cutting board with one piece cut out.


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Mixing Bowls

Pizza Stone (optional)

Pizza Peel: Optional, but handy for removing hot pizza from the oven.

Pizza Cutter

I hope you love this Bruschetta Pizza! If you make it be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked it. Enjoy, xo!

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Easy Bruschetta Pizza Recipe

Casey Rooney
Bruschetta Pizza is a delicious, refreshing twist on traditional pizza! Fresh ingredients, vibrant colors, and satisfying textures, this bruschetta pizza is sure to become a new favorite! The best part is it can be made in less than 30 minutes!
4.92 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, main
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 368 kcal


For the bruschetta

  • 12 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped about 10 large leaves
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced the best garlic chopper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt or sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the pizza

  • 1 thin, store-bought pizza crust See Note 1
  • 3-4 tbsp prepared basil pesto try this quick homemade Basil Arugula Pesto!
  • 8 oz. mozzarella pearls you can also use fresh mozzarella cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp balsamic glaze, plus more to taste


  • Prep: Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Make the Bruschetta: In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, garlic, and olive oil. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Prepare Pizza: Roll out the prepared pizza crust (if necessary). Spread pesto in a thin, even layer over the crust. Dot the pizza with mozzarella pearls.
  • Bake: Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or according to instructions on the pizza crust package. The pizza is ready when the crust is starting to turn golden brown, and the cheese is hot and bubbly!
    Note: If you are using fresh pizza dough, you can bake the pizza on a baking sheet or use a pizza stone. If you are using a Boboli-type crust or flatbread, you can place the pizza directly onto the oven rack.
  • Finish: Top the hot pizza with the tomato mixture, and drizzle with lots of balsamic glaze. Cut into wedges and serve!


Note 1: You can use ready made store-bought pizza dough or you can use a premade crust such as these from Boboli.  Naan bread or flatbread also works well!
Nutrition is only an estimate based on the Very Well Fit Nutrition Calculator
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Calories: 368kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 20gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12.7gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 606mgPotassium: 209mgFiber: 2.1gSugar: 4gCalcium: 395mgIron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I have everything I need for this dish, can’t wait to make it this weekend! My family is going to love this!

  2. 5 stars
    The flavors of the this pizza are amazing. I love how it is a combination of pizza and bruschetta, one of my favorite appetizers. Delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    it looks a wonderful with all those topped tomatoes. love that it’s made in less than 30 minutes.