Recipe #1077  

Margherita Pizza

Margherita Pizza Recipe | Pizzas and Calzones | <em>Recipe courtesy of Grace Choi.</em>

Makes: 1 (12-inch) pizza
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes

Recipe courtesy of Grace Choi.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 envelope Fleischmann's® Pizza Crust Yeast 
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)
3 tablespoons olive oil

Olive oil, for drizzling
1 cup tomato sauce, or to taste
4 ounces buffalo mozzarella, drained
6 fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste 

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Combine flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Stir in very warm water and olive oil. 
Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead for 4 to 6 minutes. Add more flour if dough is too sticky. The surface should be smooth and elastic. 

Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll out the dough and place on a rimmed sheet pan or preheated pizza stone drizzled with olive oil. Top with tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, salt, pepper, and a bit more olive oil as desired. 

Bake for 15 minutes or until done depending on the size and thickness of your crust.