Classic Margherita Pizza: Taste Italy at Home

Picture yourself strolling down the charming streets of Naples, where the enticing aroma of freshly baked pizzas dances through the air. Recreate that magical experience in your own kitchen with our exquisite recipe for Classic Margherita Pizza. It’s not just a dish; it’s a journey to Italy encapsulated in a single slice.

The secret to an authentic Margherita pizza lies in the simplicity of its ingredients. Gather the finest and freshest components to ensure a burst of flavors with every bite.


  • 1 pre-made pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup San Marzano tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin 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 preferred thickness.
  3. Transfer the dough to a baking sheet or pizza stone.
  4. Spread the San Marzano tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border for the crust.
  5. Layer the fresh mozzarella slices on top of the sauce.
  6. Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
  7. Remove the pizza from the oven and immediately top with fresh basil leaves.
  8. Drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil over the pizza and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Slice, serve, and savor the authentic flavors of Italy.

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 delicious Margherita pizza

Enjoy a slice of Napoli with our Classic Margherita Pizza recipe. The harmonious medley of tangy tomato sauce, creamy mozzarella, and aromatic basil will transport your taste buds straight to the heart of Italy.

Nutrition information: Calories: 250 | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g

Picture this: a warm, heavenly slice of Margherita pizza in your hand, a symphony of flavors singing on your palate. As you take that first bite, the cares of the world melt away, and you’re left with a blissful moment of culinary perfection. Whether shared with loved ones or savored in solitude, our Classic Margherita Pizza brings the essence of Italy to your table, reminding you that the most extraordinary journeys can begin in your own kitchen.