Classic Margherita Pizza

Pizza Dough Directions: 

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attached and mix on low speed until well combined.  
  2. Add the warm water and 1 tablespoon olive oil and beat until the dough forms a ball, about 5 minutes.  
  3. Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.  
  4. Grease a large bowl with the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil.  
  5. Add the dough, cover the bowl, and allow to rise until doubled in size. This will take about 1 hour, depending on the temperature of your kitchen.  
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 2 equal pieces.  
  7. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel and let rest for 10 minutes before making your pizza. 

Classic Margherita Pizza Directions: 

  1. Drain the tomatoes and reserve the liquid.  
  2. Place the tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and oregano in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste. Note: Sauce will last 1 week in the refrigerator.  
  3. Select the Preheat function on the Cosori Air Fryer and press Start/Pause. 
  4. Stretch out the pizza dough into a 7-inch circle on a floured surface..  
  5. Place the pizza dough into the preheated air fryer. Brush the top with 1 tablespoon olive oil.  
  6. Set temperature to 400°F and time to 5 minutes, then press Start/Pause. 
  7. Flip the pizza dough over when the timer goes off and cook at 400°F for an additional 2 minutes. 
  8. Flip the pizza dough back over when the timer goes off and top with 2 to 3 tablespoons tomato sauce. Use the back of a spoon to spread it evenly across the surface, leaving ½-inch of space around the edge of the crust.  
  9. Break half of the mozzarella into large pieces and gently place them on top of the sauce. 
  10. Cook at 400°F for an additional 5 minutes. 
  11. Remove when the dough is golden brown and the cheese is melted. 
  12. Top with fresh basil and serve.