Classic Margherita Pizza

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 571 calories
    • Fat 29 g
    • Sat Fat 11 g
    • Cholesterol 45 mg
    • Sodium 1,110 mg
    • Protein 24 g
    • Carbohydrate 53 g
    • Sugar 4 g
    • Fiber 3 g
    • Iron 3 mg
    • Calcium 403 mg

Heat oven to 450° F. Brush 2 large baking sheets with oil. On a lightly floured surface, shape the dough into 4 rounds. Place on the prepared baking sheets and brush with 1 tablespoon of the oil.

Dividing evenly, top the rounds with the marinara, mozzarella, Parmesan, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Bake until the crust is crisp and golden, 16 to 18 minutes. Drizzle with oil and top with the basil.

 

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for the baking sheets and for drizzling
  2. Check flour, for the work surface
  3. Check 1 pound pizza dough, at room temperature
  4. Check 1 cup marinara sauce
  5. Check 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  6. Check 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  7. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  8. Check 2 tablespoons torn fresh basil leaves

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 450° F. Brush 2 large baking sheets with oil. On a lightly floured surface, shape the dough into 4 rounds. Place on the prepared baking sheets and brush with 1 tablespoon of the oil.
  2. Dividing evenly, top the rounds with the marinara, mozzarella, Parmesan, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Bake until the crust is crisp and golden, 16 to 18 minutes. Drizzle with oil and top with the basil.