Ultimate Margherita Pizza Recipe

Ultimate Margherita Pizza

Ultimate Margherita Pizza Recipe

Picture this: a crispy, thin crust topped with vibrant red tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and creamy mozzarella cheese. The Ultimate Margherita Pizza is a true Italian classic that never goes out of style. Whether you’re hosting a pizza night with friends or simply craving a slice of perfection, this recipe is your ticket to pizza paradise.


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


  1. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C) and place a pizza stone or inverted baking sheet on the center rack.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. Transfer the rolled-out dough to a piece of parchment paper.
  4. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges for the crust.
  5. Arrange the fresh mozzarella slices on top of the sauce.
  6. Scatter the fresh basil leaves over the cheese.
  7. Drizzle olive oil over the pizza and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Slide the parchment paper with the pizza onto the hot pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
  10. Remove the pizza from the oven, let it cool for a minute, then slice and enjoy!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 large pizza (serves 2-4)

The Ultimate Margherita Pizza is a timeless favorite that combines simplicity and incredible flavor. With its crispy crust, rich tomato sauce, melty mozzarella, and fragrant basil, it’s the perfect pizza for any occasion.

Nutritional information (per serving): Calories 320 | Fat 13g | Carbohydrates 40g | Protein 13g

Picture yourself savoring each bite of this homemade Margherita Pizza. The harmonious blend of flavors and the aroma of fresh basil will transport you straight to Italy. Whether you’re a pizza aficionado or a newbie in the kitchen, this recipe will make you a pizza pro in no time. So, gather your ingredients and create your very own Ultimate Margherita Pizza masterpiece. It’s a slice of heaven on a plate!

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