Dairy Farmers of Canada

Classic Italian Pizza Recipe

Master the art of Italian pizza with this simple yet exquisite recipe. Begin with a crisp base and top it with the vibrant flavours of fresh plum tomato, aromatic garlic, and fresh basil. Layered with a trio of Canadian cheeses - Provolone, Mozzarella, and Parmesan - each slice promises a taste of Italy with a Canadian twist.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
Yields 4 servings
Freshly baked Italian pizza with tomato, basil, and melted cheese being sliced on parchment paper


  • 1 individual store-bought pizza crust
  • 1 plum tomato seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh basil roughly chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) Canadian Provolone grated
  • 1 1/2 oz (45 g) fresh Canadian Mozzarella sliced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) shaves of Canadian Parmesan
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Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).

Place pizza crust on a parchment-covered baking sheet.

Top with ingredients, ending with the Parmesan.

Bake 15 minutes or until the crust and cheese are golden brown.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 203 Calories
Protein: 9 g
Carbohydrate: 25 g
Fat: 7 g
Fibre: 1.7 g
Sodium: 488 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 15 % / 168 mg
Folate: 41 %
Riboflavin: 16 %
Selenium: 35 %
Thiamin: 21 %