Classic Margherita Pizza Recipe

Classic Margherita Pizza Recipe

How To Make Classic Margherita Pizza

Great for brunch, this classic Margherita pizza consists of homemade pizza dough filled with fresh tomato slices and loads of mozzarella cheese.

Preparation: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 2 hours 30 minutes



  • ½homemade pizza dough
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 2clovesroasted garlic,finely chopped
  • ¼cupyour favorite pizza,or tomato sauce
  • 8ozmozzarella cheese,sliced into ½-inch thick pieces
  • 2plum tomatoes,sliced, or any tomato you like
  • handful of fresh basil
  • fresh ground black pepper,to taste


  1. Preheating the oven to 475 degrees F (246 degrees C). Cover the shaped dough lightly with plastic wrap and allow it to rest as the oven preheats.

  2. Mix the olive oil and chopped garlic together in a small dish. Brush the top of the dough lightly with olive oil.

  3. Using your fingers, push dents into the surface of the dough to prevent bubbling. Top with pizza sauce then the mozzarella cheese slices then the tomato slices.

  4. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and the cheese is bubbling.

  5. Remove from the oven and top with fresh basil and pepper. Slice pizza and serve immediately.

  6. Cover leftover pizza tightly and store it in the refrigerator. Reheat as you prefer. Baked pizza slices can be frozen for up to 3 months.


  • Calories: 186.72kcal
  • Fat: 10.97g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.38g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.95g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.00g
  • Fiber: 1.00g
  • Sugar: 1.33g
  • Protein: 9.14g
  • Cholesterol: 27.21mg
  • Sodium: 352.88mg
  • Calcium: 208.68mg
  • Potassium: 110.11mg
  • Iron: 0.98mg
  • Vitamin A: 79.66µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.07mg
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