Homemade Classic Margherita Pizza

Homemade Classic Margherita Pizza

Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal or planning a cozy family dinner, our Homemade Classic Margherita Pizza is a timeless favorite. This recipe brings together the simplicity of fresh ingredients and the rich flavors of Italy. With a perfectly crisp crust, aromatic basil, and sweet tomatoes, you’ll be transported to the streets of Naples with every bite.


  • 1 pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C) and place a pizza stone or an inverted baking sheet on the middle rack.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough into your desired shape on a lightly floured surface.
  3. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a border for the crust.
  4. Layer the fresh mozzarella slices on top of the sauce.
  5. Place the pizza on the preheated stone or baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
  6. Remove the pizza from the oven and immediately scatter fresh basil leaves over the top.
  7. Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Slice, serve, and savor the deliciousness!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2-4

Enjoy the simplicity and authenticity of this Homemade Classic Margherita Pizza. The combination of fresh ingredients and perfect baking will make this your go-to pizza recipe. Buon appetito!

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 250 | Fat: 12g | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 10g | Fiber: 2g

Make it a memorable pizza night with our Homemade Classic Margherita Pizza. Share the love for this classic Italian dish with friends and family, and relish in the flavors of Italy right at home.

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