Homemade Margherita Pizza Night

Homemade Margherita Pizza Night

There’s something magical about pizza nights – the laughter, the joy, and the delicious aroma that fills the air. This Homemade Margherita Pizza recipe is a delightful way to create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. The combination of simple, high-quality ingredients transforms into a masterpiece that captures the essence of Italy in every bite.


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


  1. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C) and place a pizza stone or upside-down baking sheet inside to heat.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. Transfer the dough to a parchment paper-lined pizza peel or another inverted baking sheet.
  4. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a border around the edges.
  5. Arrange the sliced mozzarella over the sauce.
  6. Scatter the fresh basil leaves and garlic slices on top.
  7. Drizzle the olive oil over the pizza and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Slide the parchment paper and pizza onto the preheated pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
  10. Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a minute before slicing.
  11. Serve hot and enjoy the deliciousness!

Prep time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 large Margherita pizza

A classic and mouthwatering Margherita pizza recipe that brings a taste of Italy to your home.

Nutrition information: Calories: 250 | Fat: 12g | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 10g

Pizza nights are about more than just the food – they’re about creating cherished moments. As you savor each slice of this Homemade Margherita Pizza, let the flavors transport you to the charming streets of Naples, where this iconic pizza was born. Whether you’re enjoying a quiet evening in or hosting a lively gathering, this recipe is your ticket to a truly authentic and heartwarming experience. So gather your loved ones, roll up your sleeves, and embark on a journey of taste and togetherness that will linger in your hearts for years to come.