Margherita Pizza

Margherita Pizza

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  • 1 prepared pizza dough
  • 1 (28-ounce) can peeled tomato, crushed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 basil leaves, chiffonade
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound mozzarella, shredded


Preheat oven to 500° F (260°C). Lightly oil a 17-inch pizza pan.

Spread dough onto the pizza pan and top with half the peeled tomatoes. Add garlic and basil. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake 10 minutes; slide the pizza off the pan onto the oven rack and bake for 5 minutes.

Slide pizza back to the pizza pan and top with mozzarella. Bake until cheese melts, 3 to 5 minutes.