Friday, September 13, 2013

Classic Margherita Pizza

Serves 4
Hands-On Time: 20m
Total Time: 40m

1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for the baking sheets and for drizzling
flour, for the work surface
1 pound pizza dough, at room temperature
1 cup marinara sauce
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
kosher salt and black pepper
2 tablespoons torn fresh basil leaves


1.Heat oven to 450° F. Brush 2 large baking sheets with oil. On a lightly floured surface, shape the dough into 4 rounds. Place on the prepared baking sheets and brush with 1 tablespoon of the oil.

2.Dividing evenly, top the rounds with the marinara, mozzarella, Parmesan, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Bake until the crust is crisp and golden, 16 to 18 minutes. Drizzle with oil and top with the basil.

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