Homemade Classic Margherita Pizza

Homemade Classic Margherita Pizza

If you’re craving the authentic flavors of Italy, look no further than this Homemade Classic Margherita Pizza recipe. With a crispy thin crust, ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and aromatic basil, this pizza embodies the essence of Italian cuisine.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C) and place a pizza stone or baking sheet inside to heat.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border for the crust.
  4. Arrange the mozzarella slices on top of the sauce.
  5. Transfer the pizza carefully onto the hot pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven.
  6. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
  7. Remove the pizza from the oven and scatter fresh basil leaves on top.
  8. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and serve hot.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

Enjoy the simplicity and perfection of a Homemade Classic Margherita Pizza. It’s a delightful dish that brings the flavors of Italy to your home.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories 350, Fat 15g, Carbohydrates 40g, Protein 15g

Whether you’re sharing a meal with loved ones or savoring it solo, this pizza is sure to transport your taste buds to the streets of Naples. The combination of the sweet tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and aromatic basil is simply irresistible.
Make this Homemade Classic Margherita Pizza for your next dinner party or as a weeknight treat, and experience the joy of traditional Italian pizza-making at home. Buon appetito!

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