Fresh Mozzarella-Tomato Pizza with Anchovies

Roll, top and bake--it's that simple but oh-so tasty!


8 oz. purchased pizza dough
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
2 minced anchovies
2 tablespoons + 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup small fresh mozzarella balls, halved (such as 1-inch ciliegine)
Crushed red pepper

1. Arrange oven rack in bottom position. Place pizza stone or heavy baking sheet on bottom oven rack. Heat oven to 500ºF. for at least 30 minutes.

2. Roll out dough to 12-inch round. Place on parchment paper.

3. Mix olive oil with garlic. Brush on dough.

4. Mix tomatoes with anchovies. Top dough with tomato mixture, 2 tablespoons basil, Parmesan cheese and mozzarella.

5. Slide pizza with parchment paper onto pizza stone. Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until bottom of crust is golden brown.

6. Using tongs, slide pizza onto baking sheet; sprinkle with 1/4 cup small fresh basil leaves and crushed red pepper, if desired.

8 slices

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