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Easy Margherita Pizza

  • Author: by Mary


  • 1 recipe pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups pizza sauce or tomato-basil pasta sauce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 46 oz. sliced fresh mozzarella


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F.
  2. Shape your dough as you want on a parchment-lined baking sheet (or pizza peel if using a pizza stone).
  3. Tear half o the basil leaves into small pieces and sprinkle over the dough before spreading the sauce over the leaves.
  4. Top the sauce with the sliced tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.
  5. Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden.
  6. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle the remaining basil leaves on top.