• Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cooking Time: 7 minutes
  • Serves: One 12-14 inch pizza

Pizza Margherita with Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce

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Category: Pizza, Healthy Recipes, Tomatoes

 Ingredients List

  • 7 ounce pizza dough (see our recipe for Perfect Pizza Dough here)
  • Flour for surface
  • ¼ cup Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce or your favorite sauce
  • 5 slices fresh mozzarella sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 5 slices fresh tomatoes sliced ¼ inch thick
  • A few large basil leaves, torn
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • Corn meal to coat pizza peel


Bring dough ball to room temperature on a floured pan. Cover dough ball with plastic and a dish towel and let sit in a warm place for 30 minutes.

On a floured surface, flatten dough to a 12-14 inch round. Cover with plastic and dish towel and let sit for another 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees and in middle rack, place your pizza stone.
On a pizza peel, sprinkle corn meal over surface. Lay pizza dough round onto peel.

Carefully spread pizza sauce to ½ inch from edge without getting any on peel. Alternate mozzarella and tomato slices on top of sauce. Tear half of basil and sprinkle over top. Drizzle a little oil over the whole pizza.

Slide pizza from peel onto the stone and set timer for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes check pizza bottom for browning with a pair of tongs and cook 1-2 more minutes only if needed.

Remove to a cutting board and tear more basil over top. Cut and serve.

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