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 Dress up your pizza with something a little different in this Blackberry Basil Ricotta Pizza. It’s elegant. It’s simple. And it’s totally delicious!
A slice of blackberry basil ricotta pizza.
The sweet and tart of the blackberries, the punch of basil, the creaminess of the ricotta….it all comes together so fantastically that this pizza always ends up not just being eaten, but absolutely devoured.
When you are in my line of work people are always asking you what your favorite thing to eat is, or your favorite thing to make, or what your signature dish is. That’s such a hard question to answer because I’m constantly making and perfecting new dishes. But if you were going to force an answer from me, well,  I love pizza. It sounds lame, and even a bit childish, but if I was stuck only eating one thing for the rest of my life I would want it to be pizza. There’s so many possibilities of topping combinations that I could eat pizza every day for every meal and not eat the same combination again for months. And that’s only because my imagination is limited and would eventually reach an end.
This pizza is one of my favorite topping combinations. I absolutely love ricotta on a thin crust pizza. It’s one of my favorite things to get. This pizza is sauced with nothing more than olive oil and a blackberry smash, topped with mozzarella and parmesan, and dotted with fresh blackberries and fresh basil. It’s a refreshing, gourmet twist on pizza that’s easy to love.
blackberry basil ricotta pizza on a pizza tray with a slice missing.
Watch the video to see exactly how I put this pizza together.
A slice of blackberry basil ricotta pizza.
Dress up your pizza with something a little different in this Blackberry Basil Ricotta Pizza. It's elegant. It's simple. And it's totally delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
  • 1 14 to 16-inch unbaked pizza crust
  • 1 TB. olive oil
  • 1 small package blackberries halved
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 10 large basil leaves sliced into strips
  • Preheat a 14 to 16-inch pizza stone in an oven at 500 degrees.
  • Rub the olive oil over the pizza crust. Smash half of the blackberries and spread out over the crust.
  • Top oiled crust with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  • Scatter remaining blackberries over the pizza. Place spoonfuls of ricotta randomly over the pizza.
  • Bake on the pizza stone for 10 to 15 minutes, until cheese starts to brown. Scatter basil leaves over the pizza during the last few minutes of baking.
  • Remove from oven and slice into 8 large slices.


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 716mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 422mg | Iron: 3.1mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blackberry Basil Ricotta Pizza
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Marie Morrison
March 9, 2018 5:16 pm

Looks good. I think I may sub goat cheese for the ricotta.

Rebecca B
May 24, 2019 6:18 pm

5 stars
I added salt and pepper, clover honey, and, after baking, balsamic vinegar. Yummy!

September 9, 2020 4:51 pm

4 stars
Almost a five!! Drizzle with honey for that fifth star. Amazing fresh taste that’s also awesome in presentation. Thank you for sharing this!

Beth Jann
November 3, 2019 7:50 am

This was so good. I made it for breakfast this morning. I used naan added a drizzle of a balsamic reduction!!! I wanted to give it 5 stars on the rating but the site wouldn’t let me activate that.

Ruth Shepard
February 10, 2019 6:58 pm

5 stars
This is a wonderful pizza – even on a very wintery, stormy evening ! It is fairly quick and easy.
Just wondering if any other fruits have been/could be switched for the blackberries.

February 6, 2019 11:17 am

5 stars
Hi! I made this today (minus the ricotta) for a coworkers birthday potluck. Everyone loved it! It was such a delicious hit…and so pretty! Thank you for the creative idea! The vegetarians were thrilled! ?

April 4, 2018 6:49 pm

5 stars
Made this with a Keto pizza crust. Used pesto instead of fresh basil. Simply amazing!

August 18, 2017 10:49 pm

I’m gonna be dreaming about this tonight!

Maria C.
June 7, 2017 12:34 am

How much blackberries would one need to make this? Seems to be missing from the recipe.

May 3, 2017 7:51 am

Do you think this would work with a cauliflower pizza crust or do you think it would be too soggy?! This looks soo good and I can’t have gluten so I was wondering about gluten feee options.

Arlene Burgenheim
April 8, 2017 7:20 pm

4 stars
I made a blackberry-balsamic-honey puree for sauce and added prosciutto and pepper. Nom nom nom

March 25, 2017 9:03 pm

5 stars
I just made this and it’s amazing!! I did use fresh pizza dough and shredded the mozzarella cheese. I also seasoned the pizza with cracked peper and salt. Topped it with balsamic glaze. Delicious!!

October 23, 2016 7:56 pm

3 stars
This recipe was picture worthy but not as taste worthy. It was somewhat bland for me! It felt like it was missing something but not sure what- salty or sweet? I did try adding a bit of balsamic glaze which helped but not overwhelmed unfortunately!

Tiarra L Nelson
October 7, 2017 9:28 am
Reply to  Rdhgrl

I felt similar, Add’d balsamic and Flaked salt and it took it up a notch. I grow my own basil and serve it from plant to table so it wasn’t the basil being unfragment for me. I was thinking if you subbed mascarpone in part for the ricotta and add’d a salty honey glaze it would also be an excellent dessert pizza after an italian night. as well. This was still a great recipe without my changes because not many recipes get me thinking like this. The flavor combinations so unique and its actually still a very customisable base.

October 18, 2019 9:44 am
Reply to  Rdhgrl

Or a probably thyme or sage? I wonder if that would bring out a little punch

September 5, 2015 4:39 pm

Oh my gosh, this sounds SO delicious! We get so many blackberries around here, and I am always looking for new ways to use them up. Gotta try this!

September 4, 2015 2:07 am

Gorgeous combination of flavors here. Love this!

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