Monday, August 3, 2009

Quick Margherita pizza

(I made this last week & it is really good)

From prebaking the dough for crispness to drizzling the finished pie with balsamic vinegar, this 30-minute recipe is full of flavorful tricks that have made it one of our most popular pizzas.

4 servings (serving size: 2 pieces)
Ingredients

1 (10-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust dough
Cooking spray
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 garlic clove, halved
5 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced (about 3/4 pound)
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded fresh mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Preheat oven to 400°.

Unroll crust dough onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; pat into a 13 x 11-inch rectangle. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes. Remove crust from oven, and brush with 1/2 teaspoon oil. Rub crust with cut sides of garlic.

Arrange tomato slices on crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until cheese melts and crust is golden.

Combine 1/2 teaspoon oil and vinegar, stirring with a whisk.

Sprinkle pizza evenly with sliced basil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle the vinegar mixture evenly over the pizza. Cut pizza into 8 pieces.

Nutritional Information
Calories:
298 (30% from fat)
Fat:
10g (sat 4.6g,mono 3.5g,poly 1.4g)
Protein:
12.2g
Carbohydrate:
38.6g
Fiber:
2.1g
Cholesterol:
22mg
Iron:
2.6mg
Sodium:
595mg
Calcium:
175mg
Cooking Light, DECEMBER 2002

8 comments:

Kathie @ my net finds said...

that looks soooo good, thank you for posting!

Life with Kaishon said...

This looks divine! Stopping over from SITS : ) I could totally go for this pizza right this second!

Stephanie said...

YUM!!!!!!! I always love a new recipe! This looks easy to make but REALLY good!

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

oman I'm drooling! we are pizzaholics around here. I have a great veggie pizza recipe if your interested.
Thanks for stoppin by the other day.
yeah I'm lovin being 15 min from BG, gonna miss it when we move back to WA state next summer. They dont have amusement parks there :(
Hope you had a great weekend!

Dawn

The Laughing Idiot said...

Hi, Dropping in from SITS.

This sounds yummy, I'll have to tuck this away for a family cook-fest - the kids love to help with stuff like this.

I'd love for you to drop by place:Life Makes Me Laugh

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds wonderful!

Mrs. D Lightful said...

Yummo! And thank you so much for all the awesome nutritional information! That looks like a great way to make a lighter pizza!

Unknown Mami said...

Yum!