Quick & Simple Margherita Pizza!

Quick & Simple Margherita Pizza

Quick & Simple Margherita Pizza

14oz refrigerated whole wheat pizza dough
4oz fresh mozzarella
1 tomato – sliced thin
75grams tomato sauce
1/2 clove of garlic – minced
1/2tsp Italian seasoning mix
1.5tsp olive oil – divided
6-8 fresh basil leaves – thinly sliced
Flour (for working surface)

Allow pizza dough to sit in package on counter for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees with baking sheet in the oven on the middle rack. Add tomato sauce to a small bowl with the Italian seasoning and set aside. Add a 1/2tsp of olive oil to a preheated small sauce pan over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add in the garlic and quickly sauté until fragrant. Pour in the tomato sauce and reduce heat to low. Allow tomato sauce to lightly simmer for 5-8 minutes or until slightly thickened, remove from heat. Lightly flour a piece of parchment paper and stretch dough out to desired thickness, add more flour as necessary to keep it from sticking to hands/paper. Pierce several holes in the dough with a fork. Next using a pastry brush, cover the entire top surface of dough with 1tsp of olive oil. Using the same brush, add the tomato sauce. Slice or tear pieces of the fresh mozzarella and spread out evenly over dough. Top with tomato slices, a little more Italian seasoning and the basil. Slide parchment paper onto preheated baking sheet and bake 18-22 minutes or until crust is golden brown rotating a few times to ensure even cooking.

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