Recipe: Ultimate Margherita Pizza Recipe – A Classic Favorite

There’s nothing quite like the simple elegance of a Margherita pizza. This classic recipe holds a special place in my heart, reminiscent of sunny afternoons in Naples, where I first fell in love with its harmonious blend of fresh basil, ripe tomatoes, and creamy mozzarella on a crispy crust.

Recipe: Ultimate Margherita Pizza Recipe – A Classic Favorite
Perfect for anyone craving a slice of Italy, this recipe is surprisingly easy to master, making it ideal for beginners and seasoned chefs alike. Let’s embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the authentic flavors of Italy right in your kitchen.
  • 1 ball of pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Cornmeal or flour for dusting
Prepare the Pizza Dough

Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C). Sprinkle a pizza peel or the back of a baking sheet with cornmeal or flour. Stretch out the pizza dough to a 12-inch circle and transfer it to the prepared peel or baking sheet.

Add the Toppings

Evenly distribute the sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on top of the dough. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle a pinch of salt and dried oregano over the toppings.

Bake the Pizza

Transfer the pizza (on the peel or baking sheet) to the oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly. Halfway through baking, rotate the pizza to ensure even cooking.

Garnish and Serve

Remove the pizza from the oven and immediately garnish with fresh basil leaves. Let it rest for a minute or two, then slice and serve hot. Enjoy the burst of flavors from the fresh ingredients and crispy crust.

Final words

Thank you for following along with this classic Margherita pizza recipe. It’s a testament to the beauty of simple, quality ingredients coming together to create something truly extraordinary. I hope you enjoyed the cooking process as much as savoring each slice. Dive into more culinary adventures by exploring other recipes on our site. Buon appetito!


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