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.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
25 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Prepare Pizza Dough as directed. Drizzle dough with olive oil.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

437 calories; fat 20g; cholesterol 66mg; saturated fat 10g; carbohydrates 44g; insoluble fiber 3g; protein 17g; sodium 326mg.
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