Easy Homemade Margherita Pizza

Easy Homemade Margherita Pizza

If you’re craving the classic flavors of Italy in the comfort of your own home, this Easy Homemade Margherita Pizza recipe is your ticket to pizza perfection. With its thin, crispy crust, vibrant tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, and fragrant basil leaves, this pizza captures the essence of Naples.


  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C). If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven while preheating.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out the pizza dough into a circle, about 12 inches in diameter.
  3. Transfer the rolled-out dough to a piece of parchment paper.
  4. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the pizza dough, leaving a small border around the edges for the crust.
  5. Arrange the fresh mozzarella slices on top of the sauce.
  6. Season the pizza with salt and pepper, then drizzle with olive oil.
  7. Slide the parchment paper with the pizza onto a baking sheet or the preheated pizza stone in the oven.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
  9. Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle fresh basil leaves on top.
  10. Slice, serve, and enjoy your homemade Margherita pizza!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 12-inch pizza

This Easy Homemade Margherita Pizza recipe brings the authentic taste of Italy to your kitchen. With its simple ingredients and step-by-step instructions, you’ll have a delicious pizza ready in no time.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 300, Total Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 700mg, Total Carbohydrates: 35g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 3g, Protein: 12g

Picture yourself savoring each bite of this Margherita pizza, where the flavors harmonize perfectly. The crispy crust contrasts with the creamy mozzarella, and the basil adds a touch of freshness. Whether you’re sharing it with family or enjoying it solo, this pizza is a culinary journey to Italy you can’t resist.

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