Pizza Margherita from Fleischmann's®

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Enjoy this traditional pizza with a thin crust.

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Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings

Ingredients

Thin Crust:

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, divided, or more as needed

  • 1 (.25 ounce) envelope Fleischmann's® Pizza Crust Yeast or RapidRise Yeast

  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup very warm water (120 degrees to 130 degrees F)*

  • 2 tablespoons Mazola® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Toppings:

  • 2 tablespoons Mazola® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

  • Freshly ground Spice Islands® Sea Salt Adjustable Grinder

  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil***

  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend

  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Italian Herb Seasoning

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute.

  3. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky. Knead** on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes. (If using RapidRise Yeast, let dough rest at this point for 10 minutes.)

  4. Pat dough with floured hands to fill greased pizza pan or baking sheet. OR roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle; place in greased pizza pan or baking sheet. Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough.

  5. For toppings: Combine oil and garlic; brush over crust. Top with freshly ground sea salt. Add tomato slices and basil; sprinkle with cheese. Finish with a sprinkle of Italian herb seasoning.

  6. Bake on lowest oven rack for 12 to 15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and crust is browned.

Tips

*If you don't have a thermometer, water should feel very warm to the touch.

**To knead the dough, add just enough flour to the dough and your hands to keep the dough from sticking. Flatten dough and fold it toward you. Using the heels of your hands, push the dough away with a rolling motion. Rotate dough a quarter turn and repeat the "fold, push and turn" steps. Keep kneading dough until it is smooth and elastic. Use a little more flour if dough becomes too sticky, always working the flour into the ball of dough.

***To easily chop fresh basil, stack basil leaves and tightly roll. Slice into thin strips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

776 Calories
45g Fat
71g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 776
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 57%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 1694mg 74%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 17mg 87%
Calcium 495mg 38%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 454mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.