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.
- 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.