Classic Margherita Pizza, Homemade Italian
There’s something truly magical about the simplicity of a Classic Margherita Pizza. The combination of just a few high-quality ingredients comes together to create a symphony of flavors that transport you straight to the heart of Italy. Every bite tells a story of tradition, passion, and the love for authentic Italian cuisine.
- 1 pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
- 1 handful fresh basil leaves
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to its highest temperature, typically around 500°F (260°C).
- Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
- Transfer the dough to a baking sheet or pizza stone.
- Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a border for the crust.
- Layer the fresh mozzarella slices over the sauce.
- Sprinkle minced garlic over the cheese.
- Season with a pinch of salt and a dash of black pepper.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
- Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool slightly.
- Tear the fresh basil leaves and scatter them over the hot pizza.
- Drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil over the top.
- Slice, serve, and savor every bite of this authentic Classic Margherita Pizza.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 1 delicious pizza
A timeless recipe for Classic Margherita Pizza that celebrates the essence of Italian gastronomy.
Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 250 | Fat – 10g | Carbohydrates – 30g | Protein – 12g
As you take your first bite, the crispy crust gives way to the harmonious blend of rich tomato, creamy mozzarella, and the aromatic basil. It’s a journey that traces back to the 19th century, when Margherita of Savoy inspired this iconic dish with the colors of the Italian flag. Sharing this pizza with loved ones is more than a meal – it’s a shared experience that bridges cultures and brings joy to every palate.
So, roll up your sleeves, embrace the art of simplicity, and embark on a culinary adventure as you create your own Classic Margherita Pizza. Buon appetito!