Friday, May 4, 2012

too easy, too good margherita pizza

Earlier this week, we had our first harvest from our garden. 
Lots and lots of fresh basil. Mmmm.

So last night we decided to try making a margherita pizza. 
And we totally succeeded. 

It took less than 10 minutes to throw together and seriously tasted as good as the expensive restaurant version. 
And that's coming from Chas- who lived in Italy for two years and so is kiiiinda a pizza snob. 

Here's how we made ours: 

Margherita Pizza

1 Boboli thin pizza crust*
1 can of peeled crushed tomatoes
olive oil 
1 tomato
fresh mozzarella cheese
fresh basil 


Spread about 1T olive oil over top of crust
Spread about 1/4 can of peeled crushed tomatoes over crust
Slice tomato and distribute evenly over tomato sauce
Slice mozzarella cheese and place on top of tomatoes 

Bake pizza directly on oven rack (for that nice, crispy crust) according to crust's directions.
In the last 4 minutes of baking, throw on the basil leaves and continue baking pizza until crust is golden brown.

Sprinkle a bit of salt and drizzle some olive oil on top to taste. 


*We usually make our own, homemade pizza crust but found that the pre-made Boboli crust was excellent and a good, super-fast alternative. 

Mama mia. 


Rosemary said...

nummy Sam! It looks super grood.

Erin said...

this looks AH-MAZING!

Rachel said...

This looks amazing! I've been on a hunt for a good simple recipe for Margherita pizza!Just wrote it down!Thanks!

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

seriously, yum. i have actually never made my own pizza and i like to cook!

Catherine said...

uhhhhh YUM!!!!!! trying this for sure!

Anonymous said...

so so yummy. Spring and summer have the best and the most wholistic foods - tomatoes, corns, avocados. I wish it was that way all year round!

Fleur De Moi said...

Yum, yum, yum! I must try this!

wildchild said...

oh yessss. gotta try this :) and yes, Boboli's thin crust is so good!

LindseyC {wanderluck} said...

I definitely made this after your inspiration - I keep looking for things to put our home grown basil on! :)

Health, art, and the girl gamer said...

want this NOW!!!!

Harley said...

i need to start a garden. That fresh basil looks awesome.