Italian Pizza

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Italian Pizza
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 20
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Fresh basil, unmistakable for its pungent aroma, blends beautifully with mozzarella and tomato, as in this easy pizza.
by: TBSP Nate
Updated Apr 29, 2021


  • 2 teaspoons cornmeal
  • 1 can (13.8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Classic Crust Pizza Crust
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 6 oz (1 1/2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded romano cheese
  • 20 (1/4 inch thick) slices italian plum tomato (about 6 medium)
  • 1/3 cup fresh thin basil strips


  • 1
    Place oven rack in lowest rack position; heat oven to 425°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with cornmeal.
  • 2
    Unroll dough; place in cornmeal-coated pan. Starting at center, press out dough with hands to edge of pan. Brush dough with oil; sprinkle evenly with garlic.
  • 3
    Place crust in oven on lowest oven rack; bake at 425°F. for 6 to 8 minutes or until set and dry.
  • 4
    Remove crust from oven. Sprinkle mozzarella, Parmesan and Romano cheeses over partially baked crust. Arrange tomato slices over cheese. Sprinkle with half of the basil.
  • 5
    Return pizza to lowest oven rack; bake an additional 12 to 17 minutes or until crust is deep golden brown. Sprinkle remaining half of basil over pizza. Cut into 20 squares. Serve warm.

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