Herb Roasted Cherry Tomato Pizza. Homemade pizza dough topped with roasted caramelized onions, burst summer tomatoes, sweet melted gouda cheese, herbs, creamy burrata, and topped with fresh basil. If you love cheesy pizza, this is about to become a new weeknight dinner staple. Serve this pizza right out of the oven for a truly simple summer dinner that everyone will love.
Summer pizza day – our first of the season! I think this time of year is my favorite for pizza making. Pizzas are so quick and easy and I love the opportunity to use fresh summer produce and herbs. The topping ideas I have brewing in my head are endless.
Also, nothing beats a roasted tomato pizza with fresh burrata cheese. I know it’s a tried and true classic, but we love to make it over and over all summer long. It’s just so delicious!
Incorporating caramelized onions and fresh herbs only adds to the deliciousness. They make the pizza feel just a little more special.
I’ve been making this pizza summer after summer for years now. The ingredients have stayed the same, though my herbs do vary, but the process has been streamlined. I think I’ve kind of perfected it!
So, so excited for you all to make this one!
Now some details
Step 1: the dough
I use the dough recipe from the HBH Every Day cookbook. It’s my go-to and the pizza dough I use almost every week when we have pizza night.
Simply mix warm water with yeast, then add flour, bread flour, and salt. I knead the dough with a stand mixer for about 5 minutes, then let it rise for an hour or so. And then it’s ready to go, nothing fancy!
Step 2: the onions and the tomatoes
Before I add the onions and tomatoes to the pizza dough, I like to caramelize them in the oven. This really intensifies their flavor and makes them even more delicious.
Toss the onions with cherry tomatoes and big, big handfuls of fresh herbs. I use thyme and oregano with a nice pinch of chili flakes. Then I also like to add some honey. The honey helps to caramelize the onions and add a little sweetness to those roasted cherry tomatoes – totally delicious.
Step 3: assemble
Now that we’ve pre-roasted the onions and tomatoes, we can assemble the pizza.
Gently push the dough into a nice big circle. Then add the onions and about half of the tomatoes, and then the cheese. I’ve been using a creamy gouda lately and it’s just delicious.
Finish the pizza with the remaining tomatoes.
Step 4: bake
Cook the pizza at a super high temperature, ideally on a pizza stone if you have one. It will take 10 or so minutes to cook up.
When the pizza comes out the cheese should be bubbling up around the tomatoes.
Step 5: the burrata
Add the burrata to the hot pizza. Let the cheese sit for a few minutes to really melt into the warm pizza. Now add fresh basil and some oil. I like to do a few more chili flakes too. Then simply slice it up!
This pizza is perfect on a warm night with your favorite drink in hand, preferably shared with your favorite people. Because everyone likes a good slice of cheese pizza with friends!
This one is meant to be eaten hot, so enjoy every last bite!
Family and friends will LOVE this pizza with its crispy cheesy crust, tomatoes, pepperonis, and herbs. The cheese in the middle is super melty too! Oh, and don’t skip out on adding a little honey on top (it’s mine and Asher’s favorite). It makes every bite really, really good!
Looking for other pizzas? Here are a few of my go-to’s.
Lastly, if you make this Roasted Cherry Tomato Pizza, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
Roasted Cherry Tomato Pizza
Calories Per Serving: 255 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 1 shallot, quartered
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 cup mixed herbs, such as thyme and oregano
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- kosher salt and black pepper
- chili flakes
- 1/2 pound ball of pizza dough
- 3/4 cup shredded gouda or parmesan cheese
- 1-2 balls burrata cheese, at room temperature
- fresh basil, for serving
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- 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F.2. In a baking dish toss together the onions, shallots, garlic, tomatoes, and herbs. Pour over the olive oil, honey, and season with salt, pepper, and chili flakes. Bake 20 minutes, until the tomatoes burst.3. On a lightly floured surface, push the dough out int a 10-12 inch circle. Transfer the dough to a baking sheet.4. Arrange the onions, shallots, and 1/2 the tomatoes over the dough. Scatter the gouda cheese over the onions, then arrange the remaining tomatoes on top. Reserve the oil in the pan for serving.5. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbling. Remove from the oven. bread the burrata over the pizza and let it melt into the pizza. Add fresh basil and the reserved oil. Slice and enjoy!