Homemade Margherita Pizza | Classic Italian Recipe
Picture this: a slice of Italy in the comfort of your own kitchen. Our Homemade Margherita Pizza brings the heartwarming flavors and aromas of a classic Italian pizzeria right to your table. The crispy yet chewy crust, the vibrant tomato sauce, the creamy mozzarella, and the aromatic basil leaves come together in a delightful symphony of taste.
- 1 pound pizza dough
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C) and place a pizza stone inside to heat.
- On a floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to your desired thickness.
- Transfer the rolled-out dough to a pizza peel or an inverted baking sheet dusted with flour or cornmeal.
- Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a border for the crust.
- Arrange the mozzarella slices over the sauce.
- Slide the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone in the oven.
- Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
- Remove the pizza from the oven and immediately sprinkle fresh basil leaves over the top.
- Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil, sprinkle salt and pepper, then slice and serve.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 1 delicious Margherita pizza
A taste of Italy in every bite – Homemade Margherita Pizza is the epitome of simple elegance.
Nutrition information: Calories: 250 | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g
With each bite of our Homemade Margherita Pizza, you’re transported to the charming streets of Naples. The combination of the tangy tomato sauce, the gooey mozzarella cheese, and the aromatic basil takes you on a culinary journey that captures the essence of Italy. This classic Italian recipe is not just a meal; it’s an experience that you can savor with friends and family. Whether it’s a casual weeknight dinner or a special gathering, our Margherita Pizza brings people together to enjoy the simplicity and richness of authentic Italian flavors. So why wait? Roll up your sleeves, gather the finest ingredients, and create your own slice of Italy with our Homemade Margherita Pizza recipe.