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A homemade tomato sauce made with fresh herbs is combined with fresh mozzarella cheese and a flatbread crust in this simple margherita pizza recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 pizza
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Chop 1/2 of the basil leaves.

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  • Place a large saucepan over medium heat to warm. Put plum tomatoes in the pan and chop them up with a spatula. Bring to a simmer and add garlic, thyme sprigs, and chopped basil. Season with salt and pepper and simmer until most of the moisture is gone, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove and discard thyme sprigs.

  • Place flatbread on a baking sheet and cook in the preheated oven for 3 minutes. Remove from the oven.

  • Spread olive oil lightly over entire flatbread except the edge, then sprinkle with crushed red pepper. Spread tomato sauce on top of olive oil and place mozzarella on top. Layer with remaining whole basil leaves and tomato slices.

  • Return to the oven and cook until crust is light brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; protein 18g; carbohydrates 55.1g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 18.1mg; sodium 743.9mg. Full Nutrition
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