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Cheesy Margherita Pizza

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 wedges)
This easy, kid-friendly pizza is sure to be a family favorite.

Ingredients

  • The 5 Ingredients
  • 1 (16-ounce) refrigerated fresh pizza crust dough
  • 2 plum tomatoes, each cut into 8 slices
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Romano cheese
  • 12 basil leaves, thinly sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 442
  • fat 17.1 g
  • satfat 7.8 g
  • monofat 6.9 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 24 g
  • carbohydrate 54.2 g
  • fiber 2.7 g
  • cholesterol 38 mg
  • iron 3.2 mg
  • sodium 777 mg
  • calcium 503 mg

How to Make It

  1. Directions: Roll dough into a 16-inch circle on a lightly floured surface. Place dough on a 16-inch pizza pan or baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cover loosely; let stand in a warm place (85°) for 15 minutes. Drain tomato slices on paper towels. Preheat oven to 425°. Sprinkle dough with 1/2 cup mozzarella; arrange tomato slices in a single layer over mozzarella. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup mozzarella and Romano cheeses evenly over tomatoes. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until crust and cheese are browned. Cut pizza into 8 wedges, and sprinkle evenly with basil.