This pizza will become crisp and crusty when baked on a thin metal cookie sheet. Recipe Variation For less fat and sodium, you could use 1 cup chopped Canadian bacon instead of cooked strip bacon… Place dough on a lightly floured It’s a simple, yet flavorful vegetarian pizza! Stretch out and pat 1 dough ball to form a circle 10 to 12 inches in diameter. Supposedly, margherita pizza was invented in the 1800s in Naples as a way to showcase the colors of the Italian flag (red, white, and green). Margherita Pizza Ingredients Traditionally, margherita pizza has a thin and crispy crust and is topped only with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil.