Homemade Margherita Pizza: Simple Perfection

Homemade Margherita Pizza: Simple Perfection

There’s something truly magical about crafting your own homemade Margherita pizza. The delightful symphony of flavors and textures that emerges from a handful of simple ingredients is a testament to the art of rustic Italian cuisine. A crispy yet chewy crust, adorned with vibrant red tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, fragrant basil leaves, and a drizzle of olive oil – it’s a masterpiece that has stood the test of time.


  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C) and place a pizza stone or an upside-down baking sheet inside to heat.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to your desired thickness.
  3. Transfer the rolled-out dough to a parchment paper-lined pizza peel or another inverted baking sheet.
  4. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  5. Arrange the sliced mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
  6. Scatter the garlic slices on top.
  7. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  8. Slide the parchment paper with the assembled pizza onto the preheated pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven.
  9. Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
  10. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before scattering fresh basil leaves over the top.
  11. Drizzle with olive oil, slice, and serve your homemade Margherita pizza with love.

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 12 minutes | Total time: 32 minutes

Yield: 1 delicious Margherita pizza

Enjoy the classic simplicity of a homemade Margherita pizza with its harmonious blend of flavors – a treat for pizza enthusiasts.

Nutrition information: Calories: 250 | Fat: 10g | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 12g

Crafting a homemade Margherita pizza is more than just a culinary endeavor; it’s a way to pay homage to the origins of pizza while savoring each bite in the comfort of your own home. The process may seem simple, but the result is a slice of pure perfection. Share this delightful experience with loved ones, and create memories around the dining table that will be cherished for years to come.

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