Margherita Pizza Recipe

With its simple yet stunning toppings of fresh tomatoes, basil, and cheese, a Margherita pizza is a testament to rustic Italian cooking. This Neapolitan thin-crusted pizza elevates the flavor of each ingredient to create a light yet delectable dish. To really satisfy your taste buds, be sure to prepare this dish in a gas-fired oven — just like how the Italians make it.

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Margherita Pizza Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6-inch round of pizza dough, stretched
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. of tomato sauce
  • 2 cups fresh mozzarella
  • 3 basil leaves, torn
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt

Directions

  1. Heat your pizza oven to the highest temperature for about an hour.
  2. Stretch your pizza dough until its smooth and thin, and transfer onto your pizza oven tray or a pizza stone.
  3. Starting at the center, spread the tomato sauce over the dough by using the back of a spoon until it’s evenly spread.
  4. Add a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil over the pizza.
  5. Divide the mozzarella into large chunks and put them on top of the tomato sauce.
  6. Spread basil leaves and any other toppings across the pizza. Then, sprinkle a dash of salt.
  7. Place the pizza into the pizza oven for 5-8 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbling.