Margherita Pizza

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 15 min.
Recipe by Iole Aguero
A quick and simple margherita pizza recipe.

Ingredients

  • Dough for one pizza
  • 1 28-ounce (795-g) can peeled tomato, crushed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 basil leaves, chiffonade
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lb mozzarella*, shredded

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 500°F (260°C). Lightly oil 17-inch (43-cm) pizza pan. Spread the dough onto the pizza pan and top with half of the peeled tomatoes. Add garlic and basil. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake 10 minutes; then slide the pizza off the pan onto an oven rack and bake 5 minutes.
  • Slide the pizza back to the pizza pan and top with mozzarella. Bake until cheese melts (3 to 5 minutes).

* Allergy notes: The egg protein lysozyme is an unlabeled additive in some cheeses. People allergic to eggs should eliminate any cheese in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 384
  Calories from Fat 156 (41%)
(27%)Total Fat 18g
(34%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(12%)Cholesterol 36mg
(25%)Sodium 607mg
(14%)Potassium 488mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(39%)Protein 19g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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