Homemade Margherita Pizza: Simple Pleasures

Create a pizza that transports you straight to the rustic kitchens of Italy with our Homemade Margherita Pizza recipe. This delightful dish embodies the essence of simple pleasures – the crispness of the thin crust, the burst of flavor from ripe tomatoes, the aroma of fresh basil, and the creaminess of melted mozzarella cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/4 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 inside to heat up.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface into a thin round shape.
  3. Transfer the rolled-out dough onto a piece of parchment paper.
  4. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the pizza dough, leaving a small border for the crust.
  5. Arrange the mozzarella slices on top of the sauce.
  6. Scatter fresh basil leaves over the cheese.
  7. Drizzle olive oil over the pizza and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Slide the parchment paper with the pizza onto the hot pizza stone in the oven.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbling and slightly browned.
  10. Remove the pizza from the oven, let it cool for a minute, then slice and serve.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yields: 1 delicious Margherita pizza

Enjoy the simple pleasures of life with our Homemade Margherita Pizza. It’s a classic Italian dish that’s easy to make at home, and it’s perfect for sharing with loved ones. The combination of fresh ingredients and the comforting taste of a perfectly baked pizza crust will make this recipe a favorite in your household.

Nutritional Information (per slice): Calories: 220 | Fat: 10g | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g

So, gather your loved ones, roll up your sleeves, and savor the simple pleasures of life with our Homemade Margherita Pizza. Buon appetito!