Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita

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

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

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.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
You can use 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves for the fresh, but expect the flavor to be different.
Time Saver
You can use preshredded packaged cheese to save time. Expect a slightly different flavor and texture.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 300
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 840mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 12g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.