Margherita Pizza

Margherita Pizza

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.

Margherita pizza
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Pizza Margherita

This delicious homemade Margherita pizza features whole wheat pizza dough, EVOO, shredded Mozzarella cheese, and fresh whole leaf basil.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pizza
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 237 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450° F.

  2. 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.

  3. Drizzle oil over dough; spread with a pastry brush to the edges. 

  4. Spread tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a quarter-inch border.

  5. Layer with cheese, tomato, and basil.

  6. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbling.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Pizza Margherita
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 494mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 10g 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
½ Fat
¾ Grain Carb
½ Vegetable

P90X3 Portions
2½ Carb
1 Fat

Body Beast Portions
2 Starch
1 Vegetable
1 Fat

Container Equivalents
½ Green
2 Yellow
½ Blue

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