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