Basic Pizza Recipe

Created by Sara Quessenberry, this pizza recipe will serve four hungry people and takes a total of forty minutes to make.


A serving will cost you 464 calories and 54 carbs, but not to worry. There’s always the gym tomorrow!

Sit back and enjoy this traditional pizza recipe.


1 14.5-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, undrained

1/2 teaspoon  dried oregano

kosher salt

1 1-pound package refrigerated pizza dough

8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced, or 4 ounces shredded provolone

8 fresh basil leaves, torn


1. Heat oven to 450° F. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine the tomatoes and their juices, the oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil.

2. Reduce heat and simmer, crushing the tomatoes with a wooden spoon until the sauce thickens, 10 to 15 minutes.

 3. Shape the dough into one 12- to 14-inch round and place on a baking sheet. Cover with the sauce and top with the cheese.

 4. Bake until the crust is golden brown and crisp, about 20 minutes.

 5. Transfer to a cutting board and sprinkle with the basil. Slice and divide among individual plates.



Posted by M Dee Dubroff, on January 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM