Classic Pizza Margharita

Classic Pizza Margharita


"An easy pizza deserves an easy salad, so open a bag of Caesar salad, sit back and enjoy."


15 m servings 257 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 257 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.6g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 13.4 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 519 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. PREHEAT oven to 450 degrees F. Place pizza crust on baking sheet.
  2. SPREAD pesto over pizza crust. Arrange tomatoes over pesto. Sprinkle with cheese and crushed red pepper.
  3. BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Cut into wedges.
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  1. 13 Ratings


Yummy and so easy with store-bought pesto and pizza crust! I made this with thinly sliced chicken on top of the tomato layer. I also rinsed & dried the tomato slices to remove the seeds so it w...

A classic margharita pizza to me is pizza crust, garlic, tomato, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese. I heat minced garlic in olive oil until the garlic is well infused. Brush the garlic oil on ...

I first made this pizza for my vegetarian sister and her 2 year old son. They loved it! My husband, who is usually a meat eater, loves it too. I usually use a homeade pizza crust and bake it ...

great pizza recipe. we added bell pepper and onion to ours. also we used hunts tomato sauce with basil, garlic, and oregano. I know it is not supposed to have sauce, but we just needed someth...

Love this in the summer with fresh basil

Reduce the red pepper content next time.

Tastes good. You have to like pesto though. I used vegetarian mozzarella cheese instead, and it didn't melt like regular cheese, but it was still good. I added diced onions. Next time I will pro...

Just shy of perfect. I added spinach which really gave it that extra something. I also sprinkled a little Romano and Parmesean cheese (I had some I needed to use). The only other improvement I c...

Needs something else...If I make this again I might use spinach under the cheese and tomatoes...and maybe a different cheese (Meunster).