How to make “Pizza Margherita”

Pizza Margherita is a classic Italian dish that originated in Naples. It’s a simple yet delicious pizza that’s made with just a few ingredients, including fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil. In this blog post, we’ll take you through the steps to make your own homemade Pizza Margherita.

Pizza Margherita


  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2-3 fresh tomatoes, sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil



Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven to preheat as well.


Roll out your pizza dough on a floured surface until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Transfer the dough to a piece of parchment paper.


Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving about 1/2 inch of space around the edges.


Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the tomato sauce.


Arrange the sliced tomatoes over the cheese.


Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the top of the pizza.


Slide the pizza (on the parchment paper) onto your preheated pizza stone, or place it directly on a baking sheet.


Bake the pizza for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted and bubbly.


Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.


Garnish the pizza with fresh basil leaves before slicing and serving.

Enjoy your homemade Pizza Margherita!

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