Easy Pizza Margherita Recipe

A restaurant favorite that is just as delicious at home. Serve as a main dish or as an appetizer.
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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Basil Leaves
  • 1 prepared pizza crust (12-inch)
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Ground
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced red or green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
10 mins
10 mins
1. Preheat oven to 450° F. Mix oil and basil leaves; let stand 5 minutes. Place pizza crust on baking sheet. Brush 1/2 of the oil mixture over pizza crust. Spread pizza sauce over crust; sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese and black pepper.

2. Drizzle pizza with remaining oil mixture and sprinkle with grated Parmesan. Top with tomato slices, bell pepper, olives and remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 320 Calories
Fat: 16 Grams
Protein: 14 Grams
Cholesterol: 17 Milligrams
Carbohydrates: 60 Grams
Sodium: 646 Milligrams
Fiber: 1 Grams

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