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garlic marinara pizza

a recipe by
Julie Ann Keene
Oak Cliff, TX

If you have a pizza stone then you can bake it directly on the stone sprinkled with some cornmeal. 15 cloves of garlic may seem like a lot but note I use PICKLED garlic which is mild in flavor, similar to roasted garlic. Make sure to use firm tomatoes since they won't make a soggy pizza, which is yuck.

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For garlic marinara pizza

  • 1 can
    refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • 1 c
    diced canned tomatoes with juice
  • 15 clove
    pickled garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, grated + extra to garnish
  • 2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • To taste
  • 3 lg
    plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • Handful
    fresh basil leaves, torn

How To Make garlic marinara pizza

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Oil a baking sheet or pizza pan then roll out pizza dough to desired thickness. Prebake crust for 3-4 minutes to prevent sogginess then remove from oven.
  • 2
    Combine canned tomatoes, garlic, parmesan, salt and oregano in a bowl. Spread over the dough to edges then top with sliced tomatoes. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the oil.
  • 3
    Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and crisp.
  • 4
    Remove from oven and top with the basil, remaining oil and any additional parm if desired.