Pizza Margherita

Fresh mozzarella and basil, olive oil and tomatoes spell "Margherita" pizza with prized Italian flavors. Mmm!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
pouch (6.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ pizza crust mix
4
oz fresh mozzarella cheese, well drained
1
can (14.5 oz) fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
1/4
teaspoon salt
Fresh cracked pepper to taste
1/4
cup thin strips fresh basil leaves
1
tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1
tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Grease cookie sheet or pizza pan. Make pizza crust as directed on pouch. Press dough into 12-inch circle on cookie sheet or pizza pan, using floured fingers. Press dough from center to edge so edge is slightly thicker than center.
  • 2 Cut mozzarella into 1/4-inch slices. Place cheese on dough to within 1/2 inch of edge. Arrange tomatoes on cheese. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons of the basil and the oregano. Drizzle with oil.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons basil.

Expert Tips

You can use 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves for the fresh, but expect the flavor to be different.

You can use preshredded packaged cheese to save time. Expect a slightly different flavor and texture.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
840mg
840%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.