I made this pizza a while back when I had a severe pizza craving, but didn’t want to give in to the grease of Domino’s. I’m not saying that this pizza is particularly healthy or diet food, with all of that mozzarella… but it’s better for you than delivery, tastes better, and is ridiculously easy to make yourself!
I didn’t take photos of the process. In fact, I wasn’t planning on documenting this recipe at all – it just turned out so beautifully that I had to take a photo of the end result.
A deliciously easy recipe for Pizza Margherita with tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella.
Total Time: 20 months, 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
- 1 prepared pizza dough (I used the canned Pillsbury dough, and it turned out fine)
- 1 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup tomato sauce
- 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced (get on out of here if you are planning to use processed, pre-shredded mozzarella)
- 8-10 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- 1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly grated
- First, pre-heat the oven according to the instructions on the pizza dough package. Roll out the pizza dough to desired shape (rectangle, circle-ish blob (like mine), octahedron... whatever) and thickness.
- Side note: I placed the dough on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for easy cleanup.
- Lightly drizzle the dough with olive oil. Distribute with a pastry brush if you are so inclined.
- Spread the sauce onto the dough. Use more or less depending on your tastes (do I really have to tell you that?).
- Add the mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, pepper, and Parmesan cheese, in that order.
- Bake according to package instructions, or until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted. Enjoy!
Test Review! I love pizza! Yay pizza!