As I mentioned in my previous blog post, pizza dough tastes so much better when it’s homemade. Margherita pizza is a classic combination of tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. If you already made the dough in advance and froze it, this would be a great dinner for a busy weeknight. All ingredients can be found at your local Fred Meyer Store.

 

Margherita pizzaIngredients:

1/2 portion Homemade pizza dough

3/4 cup basilico sauce (tomato basil sauce)

1 cup shredded mozzarella

8 oz sliced fresh mozzarella cheese

2 large tomatoes (or 3 small)

10 large basil leaves

 

Instructions:

1 . Spread the dough onto a pizza pan and poke it generously with a fork.

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2 . Bake the dough at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.

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3 . Spread the tomato basil sauce and sprinkle the shredded mozzarella on top of the partially cooked dough.

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4 . Add a layer of the sliced mozzarella and  tomatoes. Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes.

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5 . Add the basil leaves after removing the pizza from the oven or add it in the last few minutes of baking.

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Serves: 1 (12 inch) pizza
Ingredients
  • ½ portion Homemade pizza dough
  • ¾ cup basilico sauce (tomato basil sauce)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 8 oz sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large tomatoes (or 3 small)
  • 10 large basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Spread the dough onto a pizza pan and poke it generously with a fork.
  2. Bake the dough at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
  3. Spread the tomato basil sauce and sprinkle the shredded mozzarella on top of the partially cooked dough.
  4. Add a layer of the sliced mozzarella and tomatoes. Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Add the basil leaves after removing the pizza from the oven or add it in the last few minutes of baking.