Margherita Pizza Recipe

This Margherita Pizza Recipe is an ideal homemade gourmet pizza that is full of delicious tomato, basil, and cheesy goodness but simple to prepare for even a novice cook. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Margherita Pizza Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 (12 inch) pizza
Calories 184 kcal
Author Dina from


  • 1/2 portion Homemade pizza dough
  • 3/4 cup basilico sauce tomato basil sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 8 oz sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large tomatoes or 3 small
  • 10 large basil leaves


  1. Spread the dough onto a pizza pan and poke it generously with a fork.
  2. Bake the dough at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
  3. Spread the tomato basil sauce and sprinkle the shredded mozzarella on top of the partially cooked dough.
  4. Add a layer of the sliced mozzarella and tomatoes. Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Add the basil leaves after removing the pizza from the oven or add it in the last few minutes of baking.
Nutrition Facts
Margherita Pizza Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 79
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.8g14%
Saturated Fat 4.8g30%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 585mg25%
Carbohydrates 15.2g5%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugar 4.4g5%
Protein 14.9g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.