Pizza Margherita

This classic Pizza Margherita was invented in 1889 by Naples pizza-maker in honor of Queen Margherita. Now it's a favorite recipe in many homes.


Pizza Margherita

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Ingredients
  • 1   recipe 
    Pizza Dough (see www.bhg.com)
  • 1   tablespoon 
    olive oil
  • 1  15  ounce can 
    crushed tomatoes, undrained (1-3/4 cups)
  • 1   tablespoon 
    snipped fresh basil
  • 2   cloves 
    garlic, minced
  • 2   tablespoons 
    tomato paste
  • 16   ounces 
    fresh mozzarella, sliced
  •  
    Fresh basil leaves
Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Prepare Pizza Dough as directed, using the Thin-Crust Pizzas directions. Drizzle dough with olive oil.
2.
For sauce, in a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, snipped basil, garlic, and tomato paste. Spread a thin layer of sauce over dough in each pan.
3.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove pizzas from oven and place mozzarella in single layer on top of the sauce. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes more or until crust bottom is crisp and brown. Top with basil leaves. Cut pizzas into wedges and serve immediately. Makes 8 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 437, Fat, total (g) 20, chol. (mg) 66, sat. fat (g) 10, carb. (g) 44, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 17, sodium (mg) 326, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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