Classic Margherita Pizza

This is such an all-time satisfying pizza, loved by adults and kids alike. Mozzarella di bufala is creamier than cow’s-milk mozzarella, but it works just as well. It will simply be a bit creamier and lighter.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pizza dough
  • ½ cup crushed, peeled tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp. dried basil
  • ¼ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ lb. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. finely grated Grana Padano cheese
  • 1 cup small basil leaves

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 500°F. Preheat baking stone in oven.
  • Mix crushed tomatoes, dry basil, dry oregano, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper together, then spread on rolled, prepared pizza dough.
  • Arrange sliced mozzarella on top and sprinkle with grated Grana Padano.
  • Bake on stone for 8–10 minutes until the crust is brown and tomato sauce is bubbly. Remove from oven and top with basil leaves.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pizza dough
  • ½ cup crushed, peeled tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp. dried basil
  • ¼ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ lb. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. finely grated Grana Padano cheese
  • 1 cup small basil leaves

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 500°F. Preheat baking stone in oven.
  • Mix crushed tomatoes, dry basil, dry oregano, garlic powder, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper together, then spread on rolled, prepared pizza dough.
  • Arrange sliced mozzarella on top and sprinkle with grated Grana Padano.
  • Bake on stone for 8–10 minutes until the crust is brown and tomato sauce is bubbly. Remove from oven and top with basil leaves.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories220
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium500mg
Total Carbohydrate27g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars3g
Protein12g