Margherita Pizza

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Pizza Margherita
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Pizza Margherita

This delicious homemade Margherita pizza features whole wheat pizza dough, EVOO, shredded Mozzarella cheese, and fresh whole leaf basil.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword margherita pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 237 kcal
Author Openfit

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 (16-oz.) package whole-grain pizza dough at room temperature
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup all-natural tomato sauce no sugar added
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 medium tomato sliced
  • ¼ cup whole basil leaves torn in small pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450° F.

  2. Lightly coat 12-inch pizza pan with spray. Starting at the center, and moving outward, use your fingertips to press dough to ½-inch thick. Stretch dough until it won’t stretch any further. Let dough relax for 5 minutes; continue to stretch to desired diameter.

  3. Drizzle oil over dough; spread with a pastry brush to the edges. 

  4. Spread tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a quarter-inch border.

  5. Layer with cheese, tomato, and basil.

  6. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbling.

Recipe Notes

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