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Margherita Pizza

Margherita PizzaA ready-made, pre-baked pizza crust makes preparing this simple, yet delicious Italian classic even simpler!

Recipe Ingredients:

3 medium Roma or Compari tomatoes, sliced 1/8-inch thick
1 (12-inch) pre-baked pizza crust
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 1/8-inch thick
12 to 14 leaves fresh basil, julienned
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 tablespoon garlic-flavored olive oil (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Place the pizza crust on a pizza pan or a large baking sheet. Arrange the tomato slices on the crust. Arrange the cheese slices on the tomatoes. Sprinkle the basil over the cheese. Sprinkle the pine nuts over the top. Drizzle garlic oil over the top, if desired.
  3. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and the cheese is melted.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.