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Classic Margherita Mozzarella Pizza

 

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Recipe

Classic Margherita Mozzarella Pizza

The fresh mozzarella shines in this classic pizza. Don’t be fooled it’s simplicity, the quality ingredients come together and yield a tasty pizza with depth of flavor. You won’t want to buy another pizza pie again.

Times

  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 45 min

Servings

4

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 15oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 ball Natural & Kosher fresh mozzarella, shredded
  • basil leaves
  • 1 pizza dough recipe, divided

Directions

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium and cook the onion until translucent. Add the garlic and stir. Pour the tomato sauce and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, stir and reduce to a simmer. Cook until thickened, about 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 450F. On a well floured surface, roll out the pizza dough and smear a generous amount of tomato sauce. Bake for 7 minutes, then add the mozzarella pieces and bake for another 5 minutes. The pizza is ready when the edges are slightly charred and the cheese is bubbling. Add the basil leaves immediately and serve hot.

The flavors are nicely balanced in this sweet-savory combo. The mozzarella lends the perfect canvas for the strawberries and the earthy, sweet balsamic sauce. This appetizer will look great on your brunch or dinner table.

 

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About Sina Mizrahi

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Sina Mizrahi is a full time wife and mother living in California. Visit her blog at www.thekosherspoon.com where she shares her kitchen concoctions and experiments.

 

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2 Responses to Classic Margherita Mozzarella Pizza

  1. avatar says: jraphi

    The best cheese to use is Buffalo Mozarella; you don’t know what you are missing until you try the real stuff!!!

  2. This looks amazing. I hope to try it someday.

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