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Pizza Margherita

Jill Castle

Family Cooking

Welcome to Kate’s Kitchen with Teens.

A homemade pizza is healthier, quicker and less expensive than delivery or frozen pizza!

Servings: 4

What you need:

Cooking spray

1 pre-made pizza dough (whole wheat or white)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 clove garlic

¼ tsp. oregano

1 ½ cups of whole tomatoes (1-15 ounce can)

⅓ cup of packed fresh basil leaves (torn)

3 ounces of fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced

salt and pepper to taste

Pre-heat the oven to 450 F. Roll out the dough into a round circle to fit the pizza stone. Spray the pizza stone with cooking spray. Place the dough on the pizza stone and let it rest. Heat the olive oil in a small to medium size skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and oregano and saute for 1 minute (do not burn the garlic!); add the tomatoes, crushing them as you go and let them simmer for 5 minutes, until thickened. Spread the sauce over the dough. Add the fresh basil and mozzarella slices on top. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until crust is browned on the edges and the cheese is melted.

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Jill Castle

Jill Castle is a registered dietitian/nutritionist with expertise in pediatric nutrition. She is the co-author of Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School, and creator of Just the Right Byte, a childhood nutrition blog. Follow Jill on Twitter @pediRD and Facebook.