Basic Tomato and Cheese Pizza

Author: Canadian Living

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  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb prepared pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) whole tomatoes (i)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaf optional

Method

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 facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 580 mg
  • Calories 367.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Potassium 263 mg
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 40 g

%RDI

  • Iron 23.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 54.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 18.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 20.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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