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04.01.16

The Classic Pizza

Recipes > Mains

By: Candice Kumai

Classic pizza with homemade marinara sauce + a sprinkle of chili flakes and basil to top? Perfect for the freakin’ weekend! xx ck

Ingredients:

1 pound store-bought pizza dough (regular or gluten-free)

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/4 tsp sea salt to taste, divided

3/4 cup organic, low- sugar marinara sauce (or try homemade, here)

3/4 cup high-quality mozzarella cheese

2 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp chili flakescup

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves (optional)

1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400° and set pizza dough out at room temp for about 20 minutes.

Sprinkle a clean work surface with flour; roll dough into a 1⁄2″ flat, 10–12″ round or rectangle. Place it on a baking sheet or in a cast iron pan, brush 1/8 with olive oil, and sprinkle with 1/8 tsp salt.

Place dough in oven and pre bake for about 10 minutes, then remove. Top pizza with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and oreg- ano, and bake on the middle rack for 12–15 more minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining sea salt and chili flakes, plus basil and sun-dried tomatoes if desired. Hell yes. Get your pizza-on this weekend.

Image: Travis Rathbone for Men’s Fitness

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