“Detroit-Style” Margherita Pizza

It’s hip to be square with crispy-crust “Detroit-Style” pizza. This easy, cheesy Margherita Pizza brings Italy and Detroit to your family’s table with the help of Kraft Signature Mozzarella Blend. The dreamy, creamy thick-cut shreds—plus the deep, satisfying crust—will fill your family up in no time.

Total Time: 2 Hours 35 Mins (incl. standing)

Prep Time: 20 Mins

Servings: 8

What You Need

  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. fast-rising yeast
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Signature Mozzarella Blend Shredded Cheese
  • 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup traditional pizza sauce
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, torn

Let’s Make It

  1. Use pulsing action of food processor to process flour, salt, yeast and sugar until combined. Slowly add water; process just until mixture forms dough that pulls away from sides of food processor container.
  2. Remove dough from food processor; roll into a ball. Place in bowl sprayed with cooking spray; cover with clean kitchen towel. Let rise in warm place 2 hours or until doubled in volume.
  3. Move oven rack to bottom of oven. Heat oven to 500°
  4. Transfer dough to 13×9-inch metal pan coated with oil. Gently stretch dough into corners and edges of pan. Cover; rest 20 min. before stretching again. Press dough with fingers to release air bubbles.
  5. Spread cheese onto bottom of crust to edges of pan; top with tomatoes. Spoon pizza sauce over cheese.
  6. Bake 12 to 15 min. or until edge of crust is golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven; run knife around rim of pan to loosen. Carefully lift out of pan and place on cutting board. Top with basil.

Kitchen Tips


Prepare using 1 lb. refrigerated pizza dough.


Prepare dough ahead of time. Place dough in resealable freezer-weight plastic bag that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Seal bag; refrigerate up to 2 days or freeze up to 3 months. Thaw frozen dough in refrigerator overnight before using as directed.

Nutrition Facts
8 servings per container
Serving size 133

Amount per serving
Calories 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 860mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 1g Added Sugars 2%
Protein 11g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 190mg 15%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 103mg 3%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.