How to Make a Mozzarella and Basil Pizza

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How to Make a Mozzarella and Basil Pizza Recipe
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Remove the dough from fridge and bring to room temperature. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.

2
Peel and finely chop the garlic

Peel and finely chop the garlic

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3
Place half the garlic in a small bowl with 1 teaspoon of olive oil

Place half the garlic in a small bowl with 1 teaspoon of olive oil

4
Tear the mozzarella cheese into bite-sized pieces.

Tear the mozzarella cheese into bite-sized pieces.

5
Pick the basil leaves   off the stems; discard the stems.

Pick the basil leaves off the stems; discard the stems.

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In a medium pot, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the remaining garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently , 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown

In a medium pot, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the remaining garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently , 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown

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Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 6 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced in volume by about 1/3. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper

Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 6 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced in volume by about 1/3. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper

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Lightly oil sheet pan. Gently stretch and roll the dough to a 1/4 inch thickness. Carefully transfer to prepared pan.

Lightly oil sheet pan. Gently stretch and roll the dough to a 1/4 inch thickness. Carefully transfer to prepared pan.

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Evenly spread the sauce onto the dough, leaving a one inch border around the edges.

Evenly spread the sauce onto the dough, leaving a one inch border around the edges.

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Evenly top the sauce with the prepared garlic oil, mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 of basil.

Evenly top the sauce with the prepared garlic oil, mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 of basil.

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Bake, rotating the sheet halfway through, 18-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly browned and the crust is crispy.

Bake, rotating the sheet halfway through, 18-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly browned and the crust is crispy.

12
Remove from the oven and let stand for 2 minutes

Remove from the oven and let stand for 2 minutes

Ingredients

Pounds Fresh Mozzarella 
15 Ounces Crushed Tomatoes 
½ Pounds Fresh Mozzarella Cheese 
4 Bunches Cloves 
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil 
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