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Margherita Pizza

Fresh basil, unmistakable for its pungent aroma, blends beautifully with mozzarella and tomato, as in this easy pizza.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 20
 

Ingredients

Cornmeal, if desired
1
can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust or 1 can (11 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated thin pizza crust
2
teaspoons olive oil
1
teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1 1/2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
1/4
cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
20
(1/4-inch-thick) slices plum (Roma) tomatoes (about 6 medium)
1/3
cup thin fresh basil strips

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 If using classic crust: Heat oven to 425°F. If using thin crust: Heat oven to 400°F.
  • 2 Spray or grease 15x10-inch or larger dark or nonstick cookie sheet. Sprinkle cookie sheet with cornmeal. Unroll dough on cookie sheet. Starting at center, press out dough into 15x10-inch rectangle. Brush dough with oil; sprinkle evenly with garlic.
  • 3 Sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses over crust. Arrange tomato slices over cheese. Sprinkle with half of the basil.
  • 4 Bake classic crust 14 to 16 minutes, thin crust 12 to 14 minutes, or until crust is deep golden brown. Sprinkle remaining half of basil over pizza. Cut into 5 rows by 4 rows.
  • 1 If using classic crust: Heat oven to 425°F. If using thin crust: Heat oven to 400°F.
  • 2 Spray or grease 15x10-inch or larger dark or nonstick cookie sheet. Sprinkle cookie sheet with cornmeal. Unroll dough on cookie sheet. Starting at center, press out dough into 15x10-inch rectangle. Brush dough with oil; sprinkle evenly with garlic.
  • 3 Sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses over crust. Arrange tomato slices over cheese. Sprinkle with half of the basil.
  • 4 Bake classic crust 14 to 16 minutes, thin crust 12 to 14 minutes, or until crust is deep golden brown. Sprinkle remaining half of basil over pizza. Cut into 5 rows by 4 rows.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.