Tomato Basil Margherita Pizza

Tomato Basil Margherita Pizza

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Tomato Basil Margherita Pizza
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings
pie
Ingredients
Pizza Dough
Margherita Pizza
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings
pie
Ingredients
Pizza Dough
Margherita Pizza
Instructions
Dough
  1. Pour the water into a large bowl; sprinkle with yeast and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, oil, and salt. Add flour and stir until a sticky dough forms.
  2. Lightly brush another large bowl with a little olive oil. Place dough inside and drizzle a little oil over the top. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draft-free place until dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and gently knead 1 or 2 times, forming into a round. Let rest for about 10 more minutes.
  4. Use or store as is for 1 large pizza, or divide into 4 equal portions for individual pizzas.
Pizza
  1. Preheat your oven to 400.
  2. Roll out your pizza dough onto a greased pizza pan and spread on your olive oil. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes, and sprinkle on your black pepper.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is brown and bubbly. Top with fresh basil.
Recipe Notes

This recipe is adapted from a recipe I found on Food and the City. I added the recipe and instructions for the fresh homemade pizza dough just because I like homemade, but you can buy pre-made pizza dough if you prefer.