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Garlic Butter Crusted Margherita Pizza

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Garlic Butter Crusted Margherita Pizza
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6
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Roasted garlic and butter on the crust really enhance this Margherita pizza.
Sep 25, 2013

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil
  • 3 cups (750 mL) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) chopped roasted garlic or chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 can Pillsbury* Refrigerated Pizza Crust
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped roasted garlic or chopped garlic
  • 8 oz (250 g) fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) fresh basil strips

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Grease large dark or nonstick cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray; set aside.
  • 2
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon roasted garlic and the salt. Reduce heat to medium; cook 10 to 15 minutes or until tomatoes are thickened, stirring frequently. Set aside; cool slightly.
  • 3
    Unroll dough on cookie sheet. Press out dough to 15x10-inch rectangle. In small bowl, mix butter and 1 tablespoon roasted garlic. Spread over dough. Bake 7 minutes; remove from oven.
  • 4
    Evenly distribute tomato mixture over partially baked crust. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  • 5
    Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Sprinkle basil strips over pizza before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Did You Know? : Fresh mozzarella is generally sold in tubs in deli section.
  • Tip 2
    Substitution: 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder can be substituted for the roasted garlic in the tomato mixture and 1 teaspoon garlic powder can be substituted for the roasted garlic in the butter mixture.
  • Tip 3
    Substitution: Shredded mozzarella cheese can be substituted for the fresh mozzarella cheese, and this pizza will still taste great.

Nutrition Information

350 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 14g Protein, 36g Total Carbs, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 6 Servings
Calories
350
Total Fat
17g
Saturated Fat
9g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
Sodium
860mg
Total Carbs
36g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Sugars
3g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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