This was a weekday, after-school meal, so we didn't have a lot of time. That's my excuse for not making a crust from scratch. My brother is an awesome pizza-maker. He has a fabulous recipe for an outstanding crust that he has shared with me. But I was
Here's what we did:
In a food processor, I pureed some canned tomatoes with some italian seasoning, garlic powder and cracked black pepper. We spread about 4 oz. of this concoction over the crust, then layered with sliced fresh tomatoes, basil leaves (roughly chopped), and thinly sliced mozzarella cheese. Then I sprinkled on a little bit more basil, a dash of olive oil and some kosher salt (making sure that the crust got salt on it).
Bake directly on the rack at 450 for about 12 minutes.