Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita is a classic pizza that originated in Naples, Italy. It is made with a simple combination of ingredients: tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and olive oil. The pizza is typically made with a thin and crispy crust and is topped with the ingredients in a specific order: first, the tomato sauce, then the mozzarella cheese, followed by the fresh basil leaves, and finally, a drizzle of olive oil.


  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced or grated
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Flour or cornmeal for dusting


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. Transfer the dough to a baking sheet or pizza stone dusted with flour or cornmeal.
  4. Spread the tomato sauce over the dough, leaving a small border around the edge.
  5. Top with mozzarella cheese and basil leaves.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

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