Joanna Gaines's Margherita Pizza
"My kids love a simple at-home pizza night, especially when they get to customize their toppings," the star says about her family's "go-to" pick from the Magnolia Table: Volume 2 cookbook
Joanna Gaines' Margherita Pizza
1 lb. fresh store-bought pizza dough, at room temperature
1/4 cup olive oil
8 oz. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
2 beefsteak tomatoes (8 oz. each), sliced
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1. Place a cast-iron pizza stone on the center rack of the oven and preheat the oven to 500°.
2. Stretch the dough into a 14-inch round on a sheet of parchment, Drizzle with the olive oil, and top evenly with the mozzarella and tomatoes. Sprinkle evenly with the salt and pepper.
3. Transfer the pizza and parchment to the hot pizza stone. Bake until the crust is golden and cheese is beginning to brown in spots, 13 to 15 minutes.
4. Transfer the pizza to a cutting board, top with basil, and cut into slices.
Quick tip! "We use an 8-in. pan at home, but whatever size pan you have will work fine," says Gaines. "Keep in mind that the smaller the pan, the thicker the crust!"
Active time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes