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Classic Margherita Pizza

Updated on July 19, 2013

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About Margherita Pizza

I think everyone loves a good classic margherita pizza, there is something about the simple fresh tomatoes, mozzarella.and basil on the perfect crisp crust that is just heaven. I only make this pizza with fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden and fresh mozzarella, but if you do not have the time or the option to do so you can use store bought pizza crust, tomatoes, basil and packaged mozzarella cheese. Just remember to keep it simple and as fresh as you can that is what makes a margherita pizza so good

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Margherita Pizza


Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Feeds 4


  • 1 Pizza Crust, homemade or store bought
  • 1 thing Pizza sauce, Homemade or store bought
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh mozzarella, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1-2 Fresh Tomatoes, sliced, or chopped ( whatever you prefer)
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Cornmeal , for stone
  • 1 Pizza stone
  1. Heat oven to 475, place pizza stone in oven and let it get hot.
  2. Roll out pizza crust until it is 10 inch round. drizzle with a bit of olive oil on top and rub on the dough.
  3. add sauce, tomatoes, cheese, and basil to the pizza crust.
  4. Remove stone from oven, sprinkle with cornmeal. Place pizza on stone. ( warning stone will be very hot be very careful here)
  5. Put the stone with the pizza on top in the oven and bake 10-12 minutes. Until cheese is melted and crust is brown ( if you have a pizza board build the pizza on it and slide the pizza on to the stone instead of removing stone from oven)

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      Brenda 4 years ago from Springfield, MO

      Thanks for taking time to read my recipe Seshagopalan , I'm glad you enjoyed it

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      Seshagopalan Murali 4 years ago from Chennai, Tamil Nadu

      Mouth watering.. i love Margherita Pizza :) :) :)