Margherita Pizza with Ghost Chile Sauce
The classic Margherita pizza gets a flavor boost from our ready-to-use sauce, which is seasoned with fiery ghost chiles. The recipe was created for the Breville pizza maker. To bake the pizza in a standard oven, place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 500°F (260°C). Roll out the dough as directed below, but don’t prick it with a fork. Add the toppings and bake on the pizza stone for 10 to 12 minutes.
- 1 batch Food Processor Pizza Dough
- 1 cup (8 fl. oz./250 ml) ghost chile pizza sauce
- 4 oz. (125 g) fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into bite-size pieces
- 1/2 cup (2 oz./60 g) grated Parmesan cheese
- Fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces, for garnish
Preheat a Breville pizza maker on the preheat setting for 30 minutes.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out half of the dough into a 10-inch (25-cm) round. Prick the dough all over with the tines of a fork. Transfer the dough to a floured pizza peel. Spread half of the pizza sauce over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch (12-mm) border uncovered. Top with half each of the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
Transfer the pizza to the pizza maker. Bake on the classic setting according to the manufacturer’s instructions until the crust is crisp and the cheese is lightly browned, 10 to 11 minutes.
Using the pizza peel, transfer the pizza to a cutting board. Preheat the pizza maker again, assemble the remaining pizza and bake on the classic setting. Top the pizzas with basil, cut into slices and serve immediately. Makes two 10-inch (25-cm) pizzas.
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