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Blackberry Ricotta Pizza with Basil from The Food Charlatan
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5 from 4 votes

Blackberry Ricotta Pizza with Basil

A simple ricotta pizza for lazy summer nights! It is mostly cheese and blackberries, which is a fabulous combo. Add some basil on top to make things a little more sophisticated, and you are on your way to an easy dinner the whole family will love!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 659kcal
Author: Karen


  • one pizza dough recipe to make one 12-inch pizza*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup blackberries fresh, smashed
  • 1 cup Parmesan shredded
  • 1 cup swiss cheese or mozzarella, shredded
  • 3/4 cup ricotta
  • 1/2 cup blackberries whole
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt more to taste
  • pepper ground, to taste - I like lots
  • 2-3 tablespoons basil fresh, chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Put your pizza stone in the oven if you have one.
  • Roll out your pizza dough on a floured sheet of parchment paper to about 12 inches. (If you don't have a pizza stone, you should probably transfer the dough to a baking sheet now.)
  • Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the top of the dough and use your fingers or a pastry brush to coat well, especially the edges.
  • Use a fork to mash a half cup of blackberries in a bowl. It doesn't have to be perfect. Use the fork or a slotted spoon to ladle the pulp onto the pizza. Spread it around like you would pizza sauce. (You don't need the remaining juice, but don't throw it out. Drink that sweet nectar if you know what's good for you.)
  • Top the smashed berries with 1 cup Parmesan and 1 cup swiss or mozzarella, making sure to get the crust.
  • Use a spoon to dollop the ricotta over the pizza. It doesn't have to be perfect.
  • Top with whole fresh blackberries and chopped green onions.
  • Sprinkle with salt, and add pepper to taste.
  • When the oven is hot, transfer the pizza to the oven. I transfer it using a a flat baking sheet, still on the parchment paper.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until the top has started to brown. You can broil it for a minute if you want it crispier on top.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle some chopped basil on top. Slice and enjoy!


This recipe is really easy to double to make 2 pizzas, and then it would come closer to feeding a family of 4, if you include some sides.
Source: barely adapted from The Stay at Home Chef


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 659kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 1566mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1633IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 1244mg | Iron: 2mg