Margherita Pizza

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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