Open House Pizza Margherita

Diced fresh mozzarella—available in brine-soaked balls at some supermarkets and delis—turns into creamy pools on this classic pizza.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs. pizza dough
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ripe plum tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cups sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush 2 pizza pans with vegetable oil.
  • Roll or press pizza dough into two 12" circles, slightly thicker at the edges than in the center. Place dough in prepared pans.
  • Brush 1 tablespoon olive oil over each pizza, leaving edges bare. Sprinkle minced garlic evenly over the oil.
  • Distribute tomatoes evenly over each pizza crust, followed by mozzarella.
  • Place first pizza in the center of the oven. Bake for 15 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. Top with basil leaves before slicing.

Recipe Information

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs. pizza dough
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ripe plum tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cups sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush 2 pizza pans with vegetable oil.
  • Roll or press pizza dough into two 12" circles, slightly thicker at the edges than in the center. Place dough in prepared pans.
  • Brush 1 tablespoon olive oil over each pizza, leaving edges bare. Sprinkle minced garlic evenly over the oil.
  • Distribute tomatoes evenly over each pizza crust, followed by mozzarella.
  • Place first pizza in the center of the oven. Bake for 15 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. Top with basil leaves before slicing.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories200
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium250mg
Total Carbohydrate25g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars2g
Protein8g