Beef, tomato and basil pizza


In the culinary world, the combination of beef, tomato, and basil is a classic trio that never goes out of style. This Beef, tomato and basil pizza combines these flavors in a delightful and healthy way that is perfect for a family dinner or a casual get-together. It is an easy-to-make, delicious, and nutritious meal that you can whip up in no time at all.


– 1 pizza dough (about 1 pound or 450g)
– 1/2 pound (225g) lean ground beef
– 1 cup (240ml) tomato sauce
– 2 cups (480ml) shredded mozzarella cheese
– 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
– 1/4 cup (60ml) fresh basil leaves
– 1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) salt
– 1/4 teaspoon (1.25ml) black pepper

Preparation and Cooking Time

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

Serves: 2

Nutritional Facts per Serving

Calories: 560
Protein: 40g
Carbohydrates: 50g
Fat: 20g
Saturated Fat: 8g
Cholesterol: 85mg
Sodium: 1250mg
Potassium: 580mg
Fiber: 4g
Sugar: 4g
Vitamin A: 850IU
Vitamin C: 10mg
Calcium: 450mg
Iron: 4.5mg


1. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C).
2. Roll out your pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
3. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, seasoning with the salt and pepper.
4. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the rolled-out dough.
5. Sprinkle half the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
6. Distribute the cooked ground beef evenly over the cheese.
7. Arrange the sliced tomatoes over the beef.
8. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese over the tomatoes.
9. Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
10. Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
11. Top the pizza with the fresh basil leaves just before serving.


1. For a crispier crust, bake the pizza on a preheated pizza stone.
2. Fresh mozzarella can be used for a more authentic Italian flavor.
3. For a spicier kick, sprinkle some crushed red pepper flakes on the pizza before baking.

Serving Suggestions

Slice the Beef, tomato and basil pizza into eight pieces and serve it hot, straight from the oven. A fresh green salad with a light vinaigrette makes a perfect accompaniment. Enjoy your meal while knowing you’re fueling your body with nutritious ingredients.

This Beef, tomato and basil pizza not only tastes amazing, but is also packed with nutrients. It’s a wonderful choice for anyone looking to maintain a balanced diet without sacrificing flavor. It’s clear to see how simple, wholesome ingredients can come together to create a meal that’s satisfying, delicious, and healthy. Enjoy your homemade pizza and feel good about what you’re eating!

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