Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita
Staff Writer

Franky Frankeny

Pizza Margherita

This recipes uses a major shortcut — Boboli pizza crust — to make the famed recipe from Tony's Napoletana Pizza in San Francisco easy for the home cook.

2
Servings
145
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One  12-inch Boboli pizza crust
  • Caputo flour, for dusting
  • 1/4  Cup  salsa semplice, or pizza sauce
  • 2  Ounces  fresh mozzarella di bufala, squeezed gently to release moisture, sliced, then drained on paper towels
  • 1  Tablespoon  extra-virgin olive oil
  • fresh basil leaves

Directions

Position an oven rack in the upper third of the oven and place a baking stone on the rack, if using one. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.

Place the pizza crust on a pizza screen, pizza pan, or rimless baking sheet, or on a pizza peel ready to slide directly onto the baking stone.

Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Distribute the slices of mozzarella evenly over the top. Drizzle the olive oil over the cheese.

If using a pizza peel, give it a gentle shake back and forth just to make sure the dough isn’t sticking. Slide the dough from the peel onto the baking stone using a quick jerking motion with your arm. Work quickly to slide the pizza into the oven and close the door so the oven temperature doesn’t drop too much. Bake the pizza until the crust is crisp and golden brown, about 8 minutes. Using the peel, remove the pizza from the oven and transfer to a cutting board. Arrange the basil leaves like petals of a flower in the center of the pizza. Slice the pizza into wedges or leave whole to be eaten folded in quarters, and serve immediately.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
4mg
0%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
51mg
7%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
95mg
6%
Water
39g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Pizza Margherita Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pizza Margherita Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.