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- Makes: 8 servings
This classic pizza was invented in 1889 by Naples pizza-maker Raffaele Esposito in honor of Queen Margherita, who was visiting the city. Of course, it won her royal seal of approval.
Pizza Dough (see www.bhg.com)
crushed tomatoes, undrained (1-3/4 cups)
snipped fresh basil
fresh mozzarella, sliced
Fresh basil leaves
Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Prepare Pizza Dough as directed, using the Thin-Crust Pizzas directions. Drizzle dough with olive oil.
For sauce, in a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, snipped basil, garlic, and tomato paste. Spread a thin layer of sauce over dough in each pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove pizzas from oven and place mozzarella in single layer on top of the sauce. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes more or until crust bottom is crisp and brown. Top with basil leaves. Cut pizzas into wedges and serve immediately. Makes 8 servings.
Servings Per Recipe 8, carb. (g) 44, pro. (g) 17, Fat, total (g) 20, sat. fat (g) 10, chol. (mg) 66, sodium (mg) 326, fiber (g) 3, cal. (kcal) 437