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Thin crust pizza on wood surface.

Margherita Pizza

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
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This homemade Margherita pizza is a quick and easy way to enjoy a a healthier slice of warm, saucy, cheesy pizza in the comforts of your own kitchen!


  • 1 thin crust pizza dough, (see note 1)
  • 1 cup pizza sauce, (see note 2)
  • 1 tomato , chopped
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup parmesan
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil


  • Preheat the oven per package or recipe instructions. Roll the pizza dough out on a cookie sheet or pizza stone. If the pizza dough is thin crust, move on to step 2. If the pizza crust is not thin crust, cook the pizza dough for 1/2 of the time per package or recipe instructions.
  •  Spread the sauce over the crust. Then top with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and parmesan.
  • Put the pizza in the oven and cook for the full time per package or recipe instructions for thin crust or remaining cook time for normal to thick crust (or until cheese is melted and crust is cooked through to a golden brown color).
  • Once the pizza is done cooking, top with fresh basil. You can either leave the basil leaves whole or slice into thin strips (aka chiffonade). Enjoy!


Note 1: Store-bought or homemade pizza dough.
Note 2: Store-bought or homemade pizza sauce.


Serving: 2slices | Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1549mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g
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