Classic Margherita Pizza: Simple Perfection in a Slice

There’s something timelessly delightful about a Classic Margherita Pizza that captures the essence of Italian cuisine. The way the vibrant red tomatoes harmonize with the lush green basil, all atop a bed of melting mozzarella cheese—it’s a symphony of flavors that has stood the test of time.


  • 1 pre-made pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup of homemade pizza sauce
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C).
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. Transfer the dough to a pizza stone or baking sheet.
  4. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border for the crust.
  5. Layer the mozzarella cheese slices over the sauce.
  6. Arrange the tomato slices on top of the cheese.
  7. Scatter minced garlic over the pizza.
  8. Drizzle olive oil across the toppings and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
  10. Remove from the oven and let the pizza cool slightly before scattering fresh basil leaves over the top.
  11. Slice, serve, and savor every bite!

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yields: 1 delicious Margherita pizza

A timeless classic that brings together the simplicity of fresh ingredients to create a symphony of flavors.

Nutrition information: Calories: 250 | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 480mg | Fiber: 2g

Imagine yourself sitting in a charming Italian trattoria, the aroma of perfectly baked pizza wafting through the air. The Classic Margherita Pizza is not just a dish; it’s a journey to the heart of Italy. Every bite is an ode to simplicity and balance, where the sweet acidity of tomatoes meets the creaminess of mozzarella, all brightened by the herbal touch of basil. Whether you’re sharing it with loved ones or savoring it solo, this pizza is a reminder that perfection can indeed be found in the uncomplicated.