Margherita pizza

Are you a fan of pizza Margherita, a typical Neapolitan pizza adorned in the colours of the Italian flag? So we are! Simple but yet so delicious.

0h 25m prep

1h 0m total

easy difficulty

Jaclyn Bell Author



Heat oven to 550 °F (290 °C) and place a pizza stone in the oven. Let it rest for at least 45 – 60 minutes.


Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Add garlic and saute just until fragrant but not browning, about 15 seconds.


Add in tomatoes, season with salt and bring to a light boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until reduced and thickened to nearly 1 cup, about 15 – 20 minutes.


Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Note that only one pizza will be able to bake at a time.


Working with one piece of dough at a time, stretch and shape into an oval about 13-inches long.


Lay on a well-floured pizza peel. Spread about 1/2 cup sauce over one crust, sprinkle with half the mozzarella.


Quickly and carefully slide pizza from pizza peel to preheated pizza stone and bake until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted about 4 – 7 minutes.


Repeat with remaining crust. Sprinkle pizzas with fresh basil, cut into slices and serve immediately while warm.

margherita pizza

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