Homemade Classic Margherita Pizza: Simple Pleasures

When it comes to comfort food that brings a taste of Italy to your table, there’s nothing quite like a homemade classic Margherita pizza. This simple yet divine recipe captures the essence of traditional Italian flavors in every bite, making it a delightful culinary adventure you can’t resist embarking on.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C) and place a pizza stone inside to heat.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out the pizza dough to your desired thickness.
  3. Transfer the rolled-out dough to a pizza peel or an inverted baking sheet dusted with flour or cornmeal.
  4. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a border for the crust.
  5. Arrange the fresh mozzarella slices on top of the sauce.
  6. Bake the pizza on the preheated pizza stone for about 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
  7. While the pizza is baking, in a small pan, heat the olive oil and minced garlic over low heat until the garlic becomes fragrant. Remove from heat.
  8. Once the pizza is out of the oven, drizzle the garlic-infused oil over it.
  9. Top the pizza with fresh basil leaves, season with salt and pepper, then slice and serve.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 delicious Margherita pizza

A taste of Italy in every bite – homemade Margherita pizza that’s easy to make and bursting with authentic flavors.

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

Indulge in the simple pleasures of life with this homemade classic Margherita pizza. From kneading the dough to savoring the aromatic combination of melted mozzarella and fresh basil, every step of creating this pizza is a celebration of flavors. The crispy yet chewy crust provides the perfect canvas for the vibrant tomato sauce and creamy cheese. With a sprinkle of garlic-infused oil and a dash of seasoning, each slice is a taste of Italy’s culinary heritage. Share this delightful Margherita pizza with loved ones, and let the simple pleasures of good food and good company fill your heart and home.