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Classic Margherita Pizza

Classic Margherita Pizza
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 6
Bring fresh flavor to the table with a Classic Margherita Pizza. This no-fuss recipe combines simple ingredients to give you a seriously delicious margherita pizza in under 30 minutes. Make it with delicious Pillsbury™ Classic Crust Pizza Crust, mozzarella cheese pearls, crushed tomatoes, chopped garlic and fresh basil leaves. Margherita pizza with premade crust is a fun way to try something new without spending too much time in the kitchen.
Updated June 4, 2021

Ingredients

  • 1 can (13.8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Classic Crust Pizza Crust
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes (from 14.5-oz can)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese pearls, patted dry
  • 1/2 cup small fresh basil leaves

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 15x10-inch or larger dark or nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray. Heat oven to 400°F (425°F for all other pan types). Unroll dough in pan; starting at center, press dough into 15x10-inch rectangle. Brush with olive oil. Bake 8 minutes
  • 2
    Top crust with tomatoes and garlic. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  • 3
    Bake 5 to 9 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Top with basil. To serve, cut into 6 rows by 3 rows.

  • Thoroughly pat mozzarella cheese pearls dry to prevent crust from getting soggy.
  • Seek out smaller basil leaves for this margherita pizza. If your basil leaves are larger, chop or thinly slice them before placing on pizza.
  • For a margherita pizza with extra flavor and a beautiful garnish, drizzle with more olive oil and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Cooking Vegetarian? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is vegetarian. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
660mg
27%
Potassium
340mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
5g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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