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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!

Ingredients

-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

Instructions

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.

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