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Pizza Margherita

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves , pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Half batch Perfect Pizza Crust or pizza dough of choice
  • 3 to 4 Roma tomatoes , thinly sliced
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella , thinly sliced
  • 8 fresh basil leaves , sliced


  • Place a pizza stone in the lower third of the oven. Heat the oven to 500? for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a small microwavable bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic and salt then heat in the microwave for 45 seconds; set aside. Shape the pizza dough to a 12" round and transfer to a pizza peel or parchment paper heavily dusted with semolina or cornmeal. Brush with most of the garlic oil, including the outer crust.
  • Layer the tomato slices over the crust and top with mozzarella. Sprinkle with basil then carefully slide the dough onto the hot stone. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Let set for 5 minutes before slicing.


Serving: 2g