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Margherita Pizza

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  • Author: Diana
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 - 14 inch pizza 1x
  • Cuisine: Italian


Once you see how easy it is to make this Margherita pizza at home, you will be making it time and time again. You only need a handful of ingredients to make it and it comes out absolutely delicious!


  • 1 pizza dough for a 14-inch pizza (recipe here)
  • Pizza sauce to taste, about 4-5 tbsp (You can use this version or this version)
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese, about 3 oz
  • Basil leaves, between 4-5 leaves
  • Olive oil, about 2 tbsp


  1. Pre-heat oven to its max temperature, usually between 425°F – 500°F (220°C – 260°C).
  2. Place the dough on a flat floured surface (you can use either all purpose flour or cornmeal). Stretch the dough until you can form a 14 inch (35.5 cm) circle. Then, place it on a greased pizza pan.
  3. Spread the pizza sauce over the dough. Then place torn pieces of cheese over the dough. Place basil leaves on top. Finish by drizzling a little bit of olive oil over the pizza.
  4. Bake the pizza until the cheese melts and the edges begin to turn golden brown, about 10 minutes. Serve immediately.


  • You can follow my recipe for making pizza dough from scratch, but you can also use store bought pizza dough.
  • As with the dough, feel free to use your favorite pizza sauce. The two versions I have for this recipe are easy to make and have an amazing flavor!
  • The amount of sauce, cheese, basil and olive oil is to taste, you can add as much or as little as you want.