Classic Cheese Pizza

Coarsely grate mozzarella and Parmesan cheese just before topping pizzas for best flavor.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. pizza dough
  • 1½ cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush 2 pizza pans with olive oil.
  • Roll or press pizza dough into two 12" circles, slightly thicker at the edges than in the center. Place dough in prepared pans.
  • Spread ¾ cup sauce in the center of each pizza, leaving at least an inch around the edges bare.
  • Sprinkle ½ cup Parmesan over the sauce on each pizza. Distribute 1½ cups mozzarella evenly over each pizza, just covering the sauce.
  • Place first pizza in the center of the oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  • Remove pizza from oven carefully. Set aside to rest briefly before slicing. Repeat process with second pie.

Recipe Information

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. pizza dough
  • 1½ cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush 2 pizza pans with olive oil.
  • Roll or press pizza dough into two 12" circles, slightly thicker at the edges than in the center. Place dough in prepared pans.
  • Spread ¾ cup sauce in the center of each pizza, leaving at least an inch around the edges bare.
  • Sprinkle ½ cup Parmesan over the sauce on each pizza. Distribute 1½ cups mozzarella evenly over each pizza, just covering the sauce.
  • Place first pizza in the center of the oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  • Remove pizza from oven carefully. Set aside to rest briefly before slicing. Repeat process with second pie.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories440
Total Fat19g
Saturated Fat7g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium990mg
Total Carbohydrate54g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars6g
Protein24g