Pizza Margherita

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Pizza MargheritaRecipe
Photo: Maria Robledo
Start with frozen pizza dough for a super-easy homemade pizza.
Serves 4


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2 (10-ounce) portions frozen pizza dough, thawed
4 tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup thinly sliced basil leaves


Prep: 10 Minutes
Other: 10 Minutes

Arrange oven racks in the lower and upper third of the oven. Heat the oven to 475° F. Roll out the dough on a well-floured surface to make two 12-inch rounds and transfer to two ungreased baking sheets (or two 12-inch pizza pans). Arrange the tomatoes on top of the dough, overlapping them slightly. Drizzle the pizza with oil and season well with salt and freshly ground pepper. Bake pizzas for 10 minutes, remove from the oven, top with the mozzarella and basil, and bake 5 minutes longer, until the cheese melts and the edges of the pies are crisp and lightly browned.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calcium 165 mg
Calories 545
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 74 g
Cholesterol 22 mg
Fat 18 g
Fiber 4 g
Iron 4 mg
Protein 20 mg
Satfat 5 g
Sodium 1128 mg