Tested till perfect Basic Tomato and Cheese Pizza

Basic Tomato and Cheese Pizza

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 lb 1lbprepared pizza dough
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspall-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspcornmeal
  • 1 1can (28 oz/796 mL) whole tomatoes (i)
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupolive oil
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsmozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupfresh basil leaffresh basil leaves, optional
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On lightly floured surface, sprinkle dough with flour; cover with tea towel and let rest for 20 minutes. Sprinkle cornmeal evenly over 17- x 11-inch (43 x 28 cm) rimmed baking sheet or 12-inch (30 cm) round pizza pan. On floured surface, shape and stretch dough by pressing with fingertips then pulling at edges to fit pan; transfer to pan.

With scissors, cut up tomatoes in can; drain. Transfer to food processor and process until smooth. Stir in olive oil and salt. Spread evenly over dough; top with cheese. Bake in bottom third of 425°F (220°C) oven until crust is golden, about 25 minutes. Sprinkle with basil (if using).

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 367 protein 12g total fat 18g sat. fat 6g
carb 40g fibre 3g chol 25mg sodium 580mg
potassium 263mg

% RDI:

calcium 18 iron 23 vit A 7 vit C 20
folate 54
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