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Homemade Margherita Pizza Recipe: Simple Weekend Eats

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Looking for a delicious and simple pizza recipe? Try our Homemade Margherita Pizza with fresh tomatoes, gooey Mozzarella, and aromatic basil.

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Homemade Margherita Pizza recipe, a simple to make and ever-so-easy delicious classic pie.

As the week edges closer to Friday, we’re thinking about pizza at our house. And I’m thinking about homemade pizza—specifically, this Homemade Margherita Pizza Recipe.

Why I Love Margherita Pizza

While my guys love pizza loaded with all kinds of meat and sausage, and I love it loaded with veggies, this pizza stands alone in its simplicity. Flavored splendidly with sweet tomatoes, ooey gooey Mozzarella, and aromatic with fresh basil.

It couldn’t be easier to whip up, especially if you have pizza dough on hand. Homemade pizza dough is best, but store-bought works just fine.

Margherita Pizza Origins

While pizzas have ancient origins as basic flatbread with toppings, the Margherita Pizza is fairly contemporary. The Associated Press wrote,

“An often recounted story holds that on 11 June 1889, to honour the Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, the Neapolitan pizzamaker Raffaele Esposito created the ‘Pizza Margherita’, a pizza garnished with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, to represent the national colors of Italy as on the Italian flag.”

So… as you wave goodbye to another full week and curl up with a warm-from-the-oven homemade pizza that couldn’t be simpler to make, enjoy this authentic Italian, even Royal pizza pie.

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Homemade Margherita Pizza Recipe

Looking for a delicious and simple pizza recipe? Try our Homemade Margherita Pizza with fresh tomatoes, gooey Mozzarella, and aromatic basil.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Stephanie Wilson

Equipment

  • Pizza Cutter
  • Pizza Peel

Ingredients

  • 1/2 recipe homemade pizza dough or 1 ball store-bought pizza dough
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 8- ounces Mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes halved or Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves torn
  • ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • As with any pizza, you can make this using a pizza stone or even a sheet pan. I've made it each way. If using a pizza stone, place it in the oven as it heats up for at least 15 minutes.
  • Roll or spread the pizza dough until it fits the baking pan, stone or tray. Using the back of a spoon, spread the tomato sauce evenly across the surface of the dough, keeping a 1/2-inch edge.
  • Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the sauce and layer the tomatoes, Mozzarella, and minced garlic. Bake for 14-17 minutes, or until the crust is lightly browned and the cheese is bubbling.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven and top with fresh basil leaves and freshly ground pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 551mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 704IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 271mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Pizza
Cuisine: Italian American
Keyword: Margherita Pizza
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