A simple recipe for homemade pizzas with burrata caprese topping. The dough is baked with a garlic parmesan butter and then topped with fresh cherry tomatoes and burrata cheese. These delightful burrata pizzas are the perfect summer comfort food!
Burrata. Mmmm. Does anyone not love burrata?
So I know it’s not the most affordable ingredient, depending where you are in the world, and I do try to keep things accessible around here. However, I can’t resist throwing a couple burrata recipes up here this spring and summer for those who are ready and able to splash out on this incredible cheese.
I have no self control where burrata is concerned, apparently.
We all love a good burrata caprese salad as a starter or snack, but burrata pizzas are a way to make a meal out of this superstar cheese. In this recipe, we are basically transporting our burrata caprese salad onto a pizza. It’s really that simple.
How to make this pizza
It’s going to take a little over an hour to get this on the table. But it’s pretty chill.
We’ll need to prepare some fresh pizza dough first thing, followed by a tomato and basil topping, and some homemade parmesan garlic butter.
Once the dough has rested, we will divide it into four pieces, spread some garlic butter on top, and bake them.
Now we immediately put our pizza toppings on cold.
First goes the cherry tomato and basil mixture.
And then half a ball of burrata per pizza.
If you are so inclined, you can then spread your burrata around on the pizza and maybe add some olive oil on top.
Where to Find Burrata
Depending on where you are in the world, burrata may be in your local store or it may be elusive and require a trip to a specialist cheese grocer.
In the US, you can order it from Amazon and find it in Costco and various other supermarkets.
It’s worth tracking down!
In Italy, just go wherever I guess. LUCKY.
Variations and Substitutions for your Burrata Pizza
You can of course use any pizza dough recipe you like. In this recipe I am giving you my fave Buttermilk Pizza Dough recipe, but I have in the past found it easy to make pizza dough in the breadmaker and you can of course use a frozen dough if you prefer.
You could try this with some juicy large slicing tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes. You would layer those on top of the pizza and sprinkle them with salt and basil.
If you want your tomatoes to be hot instead of cold, you can bake them on top of the dough to warm them up. Or even add them for the last couple minutes so they’re just a little warm and don’t cool the pizza down so much.
Burrata Pizza with Cherry Tomatoes & Garlic Butter
- 2 balls burrata
- 200 g (7 oz) cherry tomatoes
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- A few basil leaves, sliced
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Buttermilk Pizza Dough
- 140 ml (0.5 cups) buttermilk
- 200 g (1.6 cups) plain white flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda, aka bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tsp of olive oil
- 20 g (1 Tbsp) salted butter
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- A few pinches of dried parsley
- 4 Tbsp freshly grated parmesan, or a parmesan style hard cheese
- First, make the crust by combining all ingredients in a bowl and then kneading for a couple minutes until a soft dough if formed. If it feels too sticky, add some extra flour, a tablespoon at a time. Too dry? Add some extra buttermilk or a little water, a teaspoon at a time.
- Allow the dough to rest for 45 minutes.
- In the meantime, prepare your cherry tomato topping. Quarter the cherry tomatoes and add them to a bowl with the olive oil and chopped basil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Leave to marinade.
- Prepare the garlic butter by mixing and mashing all ingredients in a bowl.
- Heat the oven to 200C / 390F.
- Divide the pizza dough into four pieces, and roll each into oval or circle shapes.
- Spread garlic butter over each of the uncooked pizzas.
- Place in the oven for 9-10 minutes, until crusts are browned.
- Remove from the oven and top with cherry tomato mixture (be sure to spoon all the juices on top too) and 1/2 ball of burrata per pizza.
- Serve immediately.