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Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita
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  1. Arrange oven racks in the lower and upper thirds of the oven. Heat oven to 475° F.
  2. Roll out the dough on a well-floured surface to make two 12-inch rounds. Transfer to two ungreased baking sheets (or two 12-inch pizza pans).
  3. Arrange the tomatoes on top of the dough, overlapping them slightly. Drizzle with oil and season well with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake the pizzas for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with the mozzarella and basil.
  5. Bake 5 minutes longer, until the cheese melts and the edges of the pies are crisp and lightly browned.
By May, 2000

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 545
  • Calcium 165mg
  • Carbohydrate 74g
  • Cholesterol 22mg
  • Fat 18g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Iron 4mg
  • Protein 20mg
  • Sat Fat 5g
  • Sodium 1128mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Romaine Lettuce
Make it a meal: Serve the pizza with chopped romaine lettuce tossed with your favorite Caesar salad dressing.

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