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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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 (12 inch) pizza
Calories 184kcal
Author Dina


  • 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


  • Spread the dough onto a pizza pan and poke it generously with a fork.
  • Bake the dough at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes.
  • Spread the tomato basil sauce and sprinkle the shredded mozzarella on top of the partially cooked dough.
  • Add a layer of the sliced mozzarella and tomatoes. Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes.
  • Add the basil leaves after removing the pizza from the oven or add it in the last few minutes of baking.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.2g | Protein: 14.9g | Fat: 8.8g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 585mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 4.4g