Monday, August 22, 2011

Margherita Pizza

Every once in a while it's so nice when someone cooks for me.  Well, my husband (Kevin) has been doing just that, as he has been making pizzas.  This Margherita pizza has become our favorite.  What makes this pizza so good was the fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil.  Using a pre-made Boboli crust makes it easy for him to make pizza whenever he has the urge!


12 inches thin pizza crust ( I use Boboli)
pizza sauce (small can-use only enough to lightly cover crust)
2 small roma tomatoes, cut thinly (salt and pepper tomatoes, to taste)
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced thin
2-3 tablespoons fresh parmesan cheese
3-4 large basil leaves, cut into strips

Preheat the oven to 450°F.
Spread pizza sauce lightly over the pizza shell.
Place the thinly sliced tomatoes across the entire pizza.
Place the mozzarella cheese over the top.
Sprinkle on parmesan.
Cook the pizza in the oven for about 8 minutes and then spread basil over hot pizza.
Cook a few more minutes until sufficiently crispy and melted to your liking.

Add a little more Parmesan cheese if you like : )

Hint: It's also good to add some basil pesto to the sauce before spreading on the pizza shell.

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