This classic pizza pairing of melty cheese, bright sauce, fresh basil, and chewy bread really shines in a cast iron skillet

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Margherita Pizza

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450°F. For sauce, in a blender or food processor cover and blend tomatoes and garlic until nearly smooth. Stir in oregano and salt.

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  • Pour tomato mixture into a well-seasoned 12-inch cast-iron skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes or until excess liquid is evaporated and sauce is reduced to 2 cups. Remove 1/2 cup of the sauce to use for pizza. Store remaining sauce for other uses.* Rinse and dry skillet; brush with 1 tsp. of the oil.

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll Food Processor Pizza Dough into a 14-inch circle. Transfer to prepared skillet and roll down excess dough to form edge of crust. Brush dough with 2 tsp. of the oil and spread with reserved 1/2 cup sauce. Top with cheese.

  • Cook pizza over medium-high heat 3 minutes. Transfer to oven and bake 18 to 20 minutes or until crust and cheese are light brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp. oil and sprinkle with basil.

*To Store

Divide remaining sauce into 1/2-cup portions and transfer to freezer containers. Freeze up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight before using.

Nutrition Facts (Margherita Pizza)

425 calories; 17 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 414 mg sodium. 159 mg potassium; 53 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 13 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 596 IU vitamin a; 5 mg vitamin c; 1 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 5 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 168 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 222 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Food Processor Pizza Dough

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Coat a medium bowl with olive oil or cooking spray. In a food processor combine the next four ingredients (through salt). With the food processor running, add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and the warm water. Process until a dough forms. Remove and shape into a smooth ball. Place dough in the prepared bowl; turn once to coat dough surface. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let stand in a warm place until double in size (45 to 60 minutes).

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Nutrition Facts (Food Processor Pizza Dough)

179 calories; 3 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 166 mg sodium. 56 mg potassium; 33 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 5 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 0 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 3 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 104 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 7 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

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