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Pizza Margherita with Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce - A Family Feast

Pizza Margherita with Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 7 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes
  • Yield: One 12-14 inch pizza


  • 7 ounce pizza dough (see our recipe for Perfect Pizza Dough here)
  • Flour for surface
  • ¼ cup Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce or your favorite sauce
  • 5 slices fresh mozzarella sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 5 slices fresh tomatoes sliced ¼ inch thick
  • A few large basil leaves, torn
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • Corn meal to coat pizza peel


  1. Bring dough ball to room temperature on a floured pan. Cover dough ball with plastic and a dish towel and let sit in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  2. On a floured surface, flatten dough to a 12-14 inch round. Cover with plastic and dish towel and let sit for another 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 500 degrees and in middle rack, place your pizza stone.
  4. On a pizza peel, sprinkle corn meal over surface. Lay pizza dough round onto peel.
  5. Carefully spread pizza sauce to ½ inch from edge without getting any on peel. Alternate mozzarella and tomato slices on top of sauce. Tear half of basil and sprinkle over top. Drizzle a little oil over the whole pizza.
  6. Slide pizza from peel onto the stone and set timer for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes check pizza bottom for browning with a pair of tongs and cook 1-2 more minutes only if needed.
  7. Remove to a cutting board and tear more basil over top. Cut and serve.