Pizza Margherita

Cuisinart original

Simple and delicious—and quicker than takeout!


Makes 1 pizza, 6 slices


12 ounces pizza dough, room temperature ½ cup pizza sauce 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan 3 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced ¼ cup tightly packed basil leaves, thinly sliced Olive oil, for spraying

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per slice:  Calories 192 (20% from fat) • carb. 28g • pro. 10g • fat 4g sat. fat 2g • chol. 12mg • sod. 384mg • calc. 100mg • fiber 1g


1 . Spray the Baking/Drip Pan with olive oil . Put the pizza dough on the pan. Stretch the dough to cover the entire pan. Spray with olive oil.

2 . Put the Baking/Drip Pan into the lower position. AirFry for 5 minutes at 400°F, until lightly golden. Remove from oven and flip the pie in the pan . Add sauce to the center, leaving a 1-inch border for the crust; spread sauce into a thin, even layer. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and top with the mozzarella. Spray the border with olive oil .

3 . Return pizza to lower position and bake for an additional 5 to 8 minutes at 400°F, or until the cheese is melted and lightly  brown and the bottom crust is golden . Sprinkle with basil before serving .