Classic Margherita Pizza: A Slice of Italy

They say that the simplicity of a Margherita pizza captures the very essence of Italy on a plate. Each bite is a journey through the sun-soaked fields of Naples, where this iconic dish originated. With its minimalistic yet vibrant flavors, a Classic Margherita Pizza isn’t just food; it’s a slice of Italian history and culture.


  • 1 pre-made pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C) and place a pizza stone inside to heat.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. Transfer the dough to a pizza peel or an upside-down baking sheet dusted with flour or cornmeal.
  4. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a border around the edges.
  5. Layer the fresh mozzarella slices on top of the sauce.
  6. Slide the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone in the oven.
  7. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
  8. Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool slightly.
  9. Tear the fresh basil leaves and scatter them over the hot pizza.
  10. Drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil over the pizza, and season with salt and pepper.
  11. Slice, serve, and enjoy your slice of Italy!

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 delicious Margherita pizza

A Classic Margherita Pizza is a timeless Italian dish that celebrates simplicity and flavor.

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

In the heart of Naples, where the aroma of wood-fired ovens fills the cobblestone streets, the Margherita pizza was born. Its colors pay homage to the Italian flag, and its taste reflects the passion of generations. As you savor each bite of your homemade Margherita pizza, close your eyes, and for a moment, you’re basking in the Mediterranean sun, feeling the gentle breeze, and experiencing the culinary poetry of Italy. Share this pizza with loved ones, and share the essence of Italy.