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Easy Margherita Pizza

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 4 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Get the thin, crisp crust of classic Italian Margherita pizza in no time with this fresh, cheesy recipe.

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

  • 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.
  • 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 INFORMATION PER SERVING

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.
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