Margherita Pizza


  • Pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
  • Tomato sauce
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to the highest temperature it allows (usually around 500°F or 260°C). If using a pizza stone, place it in the oven while preheating.
  • Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to your desired thickness.
  • Transfer the rolled-out pizza dough onto a baking sheet or pizza stone.
  • Spread tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  • Arrange the sliced fresh mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
  • Tear the fresh basil leaves and scatter them over the cheese.
  • Drizzle a little olive oil over the pizza, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the baking sheet or pizza stone with the pizza into the preheated oven.
  • Bake the Margherita Pizza until the crust is golden and crispy, and the cheese is melted and bubbly. This usually takes about 10-15 minutes, but cooking times can vary depending on your oven.
  • Once baked, remove the Margherita Pizza from the oven and let it cool for a couple of minutes before slicing.
  • Serve the Margherita Pizza hot as a classic and delicious favorite. Enjoy it as is or customize with additional toppings if desired.