We love pizza and there is nothing better than a classic Pizza Margherita made with fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and real mozzarella cheese. Simple and delicious. Our crispy thin style of crust is a perfect base for this classic. Here is the recipe and also a short video (on how to make this authentic pizza. Enjoy and Buon Appetito!
Ingredients for Crust
1 Package Nourishe Pizza crust mix
1 packet yeast (inside the box)
3/4 cup warm water
1 heaping tsp honey (or sugar)
1 egg white
Ingredients for Topping
1/4 cup tomato paste diluted with 1/4 cup water
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
8oz fresh mozzarella cheese (sliced 1/4 inch thick)
3 Roma tomatoes (sliced 1/4 inch thick)
A big handful of fresh basil
Directions: Preheat Oven to 425 degrees
Make pizza crust according to directions on the box and prebake for 9 to 10 minutes
Assemble pizza – spread a thin layer of diluted tomato paste onto the pre-baked pizza crust. Leave a little of the edge (about 1/2 inch) uncovered by the tomato paste. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella next to cover the tomato sauce. Next place tomato slices on top of the shredded cheese leaving some space in between for the sliced mozzarella. Place the sliced mozzarella in the spaces between the tomato slices. Tear into little pieces about two thirds of the fresh basil and sprinkle over the top of everything. Press the basil pieces down slightly. Transfer the assembled pizza directly onto a heated pizza stone (or place directly onto the middle rack of the oven if you do not have a stone). Bake for 11 to 12 minutes and then turn oven to broil. Broil until top is golden and bubbly (about 3 to 4 minutes). Remove onto a pizza pan. Roll the rest of the fresh basil into a small ball and slice into small pieces. Sprinkle over the top of hot pizza and serve.