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Easy Margherita Pizza

easy margherita pizza Entree
Easy Margherita Pizza
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 4

Get the thin, crisp crust of classic Italian Margherita pizza in no time with this fresh, cheesy recipe. ...MORE+ LESS-

June 29, 2018

Ingredients

1
can (11 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated thin pizza crust
3/4
cup pizza sauce
1
package (8 oz) fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/8-inch slices
1/4
cup finely shredded fresh basil leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Grease 15x10-inch or larger cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray. Unroll dough on cookie sheet. Starting at center, press out dough into 15x10-inch rectangle. Bake 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Spread sauce over partially baked crust. Place mozzarella slices evenly over sauce. Bake 8 to 12 minutes longer or until crust is deep golden brown. Sprinkle basil over pizza.

Expert Tips

  • For easier cutting, place the cheese in the freezer 5 to 10 minutes, then cut into slices with serrated knife.
  • Try finishing this pizza with its traditional tart seasoning -- drizzle with 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
610mg
25%
Potassium
180mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
5g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • At the end of the day, there are few things better than a slice of classic margherita pizza. This recipe combines the taste of mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce and basil leaves for a refreshing dinner. It preps in just 15 minutes and makes four servings—perfect for sharing with a friend! Dating back to 1889, it is believed that Neapolitan pizzamaker Raffaele Esposito created the “Pizza Margherita,” to honor the Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy. The pizza is traditionally garnished with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil to represent the national colors of the Italy and its flag. Want to add a little extra zing? Top this pizza with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. If you’re looking for the key to a crispier crust, we have the answer in our pizza guide. Want to go beyond margherita pizza? From full meals to appetizers, we’ve got just the pizza recipes for you.

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