Easy-Peasy Homemade Margherita Pizza: Just Like Italy!

Ah, the enchanting aroma of a freshly baked Margherita pizza wafting through your kitchen, evoking memories of Italy. This delightful homemade recipe is not just easy but also captures the authentic essence of this classic Italian dish. With a crisp, thin crust, vibrant red tomatoes, fragrant basil leaves, and creamy mozzarella cheese, you’ll be transported to the streets of Naples with every bite.


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


  1. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C). If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven while it preheats.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. Transfer the rolled-out dough to a pizza peel or an inverted baking sheet dusted with cornmeal to prevent sticking.
  4. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border for the crust.
  5. Arrange the mozzarella cheese slices on top of the sauce.
  6. Place fresh basil leaves evenly over the cheese.
  7. Drizzle olive oil over the pizza and season with salt and pepper.
  8. If you’re using a pizza stone, carefully slide the pizza onto the preheated stone in the oven. If not, place the baking sheet directly in the oven.
  9. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
  10. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a minute before slicing.
  11. Serve your homemade Margherita pizza hot and savor the flavors of Italy!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Enjoy the simplicity of this Easy-Peasy Homemade Margherita Pizza, a slice of Italy in your own kitchen!

Nutrition: Calories – 320 | Fat – 12g | Carbohydrates – 42g | Protein – 12g

Crisp, yet tender crust, the burst of ripe tomatoes, the fragrance of basil, and the creaminess of mozzarella – this Margherita pizza has it all. Whether you’re sharing it with family or enjoying it on your own, this recipe brings the flavors of Italy to your table.
So, roll up your sleeves, fire up the oven, and embark on a culinary journey to Italy with this Easy-Peasy Homemade Margherita Pizza. Buon appetito!

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