You know I love a good easy pizza recipe for dinner. And this Easy Margherita Pizza is definitely something to love. I’ve talked about this before, homemade pizzas deserve a gold medal. Homemade pizzas can save dinner time, they can save you from ordering takeout one too many times. An easy homemade pizza recipe requires very little preparation, minimal slicing and dicing, and is a warm, homemade dinner you can be eating in less than 30 minutes.
This Margherita Pizza is the homemade pizza dinner recipe you need. You know the type of night that needs homemade pizza. You had to work late, and you walk through the door starving but don’t want to spend money on takeout. Or, you’ve had a crazy day with the kids and you’ve got no energy left to be slicing and dicing away over the stove. Those are the nights that need easy margherita pizza.
This easy margherita pizza recipe would be ready to eat faster than any takeout you’d order. Dinner in under 30 minutes, and isn’t that the goal? A feel-good, easy, full of fresh and robust flavors that was fast to make.
The sauce in this margherita pizza uses crushed tomatoes, which gives it an extra sweetness, and the garlic cloves grated into the crushed tomatoes means this sauce is anything but bland and boring. Keep these ingredients in your fridge, and the next time you walk in the door too tired to even think of what to make for dinner you know you have this recipe in your back pocket…and you’ll be eating in less than 30 minutes!
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Easy Margherita Pizza
Easy margherita pizza is the perfect pizza comfort food that’s quick, easy, but packed with robust tomato and basil flavor. Topped with melted fresh mozzarella cheese, this pizza is ready in less that 30 minutes!
-1 refrigerated thin crust pizza
-1 15oz can crushed tomatoes
-4oz ball of fresh mozzarella cheese
-8-10 fresh basil leaves
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
-For brushing the crust: olive oil, salt, garlic powder
1. Preheat oven to 425. Unroll the pizza crust onto your large baking sheet, and prebake for 8 minutes.
2. While the crust is prebaking, pour the crushed tomatoes into a bowl, grate the garlic cloves and stir to combine. Season with the 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Slice the ball of mozzarella into thin slices and chop the basil into thin pieces.
3. After the crust has prebaked, cover with the tomato sauce and spread to cover the crust leaving a small edge for the crust. Next, sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese, then layer with the sliced Mozzarella, and sprinkle with half of the fresh basil. Brush the edge of the crust with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and garlic powder. Bake for 12 minutes.
4. After 12 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle with the remaining sliced basil.