Taste of Italy: Authentic Homemade Margherita Pizza

Taste of Italy: Authentic Homemade Margherita Pizza

Picture yourself strolling through the charming streets of Naples, where the aroma of freshly baked pizza wafts through the air. Capture that essence in your kitchen with our delightful recipe for Authentic Homemade Margherita Pizza. Transport your taste buds to the heart of Italy with this classic dish that’s as simple as it is flavorful.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl, combine the warm water and yeast. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add flour and salt to the yeast mixture. Mix until the dough comes together.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5-7 minutes, then let it rest for an hour.
  4. Preheat your oven and a pizza stone at 500°F (260°C).
  5. Roll out the dough and transfer it to the preheated pizza stone.
  6. Spread the tomato sauce over the dough and top with slices of mozzarella.
  7. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
  8. Remove from the oven, top with fresh basil leaves, and season with salt and pepper.

Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Yields: 1 delicious Margherita pizza

Transport your taste buds to the heart of Italy with this Authentic Homemade Margherita Pizza recipe.

Nutrition information: Calories: 250 | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g

Picture yourself savoring each bite of this pizza, where the simplicity of ingredients comes together in a symphony of flavors. As you relish the tanginess of the tomato sauce, the creaminess of melted mozzarella, and the aromatic basil, you’ll truly understand why this pizza has stood the test of time as a culinary masterpiece from Italy. Whether you’re sharing it with loved ones or enjoying it solo, this Margherita Pizza will always bring a touch of Italy to your table.

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