This no-fuss recipe for margherita pizza relies on quality ingredients to highlight the flavor profile rather than a bunch of complex spices and cheeses.
This healthy pizza recipe sticks to the classic set of ingredients, tomato, mozzarella, and basil.
But our version cuts out the processed white flour in favor of a more nutritious option whole-wheat pizza dough.
To find out how to make your own whole-wheat dough, check out this recipe for this delicious Chicken Pizza.
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 (16-oz.) package whole wheat pizza dough, at room temperature
- 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup tomato sauce, no sugar added
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 medium tomato, sliced
- ¼ cup whole basil leaves, torn in small pieces
Preheat the oven to 450° F.
Lightly coat 12-inch pizza pan with spray. Starting at the center, and moving outward, use your fingertips to press dough to ½-inch thick. Stretch dough until it won’t stretch any further. Let dough relax for 5 minutes; continue to stretch to desired diameter.
Drizzle oil over dough; spread with a pastry brush to the edges.
Spread tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a quarter-inch border.
Layer with cheese, tomato, and basil.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbling.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
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