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Margherita Pizza

Margherita Pizza is a classic dinner idea and a family favorite. There's just something about the simplicity and freshness of the ingredients that makes it a hit.

Sunset AUGUST 2009

  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Total: 10 Minutes


  • 1 pound water-packed fresh mozzarella cheese, drained and cut into 30 to 36 slices
  • Small fresh basil leaves


Spread each half-grilled dough round with about 2 tbsp. pizza sauce, then evenly space 5 or 6 slices cheese over sauce. Grill as directed in step 6 of Our Best Pizza Dough, then top each pizza with several whole or torn basil leaves.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving with crust.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 725
  • Calories from fat: 45%
  • Protein: 27g
  • Fat: 36g
  • Saturated fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrate: 73g
  • Fiber: 4.7g
  • Sodium: 1001mg
  • Cholesterol: 67mg

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