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Classic Margherita Pizza

The Margherita Pizza is a timeless Italian classic, featuring a simple yet flavorful combination of tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil. This homemade version brings the authentic taste of Italy straight to your kitchen.

Prep Time

1 hour 30 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes



Estimated Cost


Ingredient List

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Extra olive oil for drizzling

Savor the Flavors of Italy

Our Classic Margherita Pizza recipe uses high-quality ingredients and a homemade pizza dough to create a delicious and satisfying meal that’s perfect for any occasion. Gather your family and friends, and enjoy the delightful experience of creating this Italian favorite together.

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Step by Step Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and yeast. Add the warm water and mix until a dough forms.
  2. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes, adding more flour if necessary, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  3. Form the dough into a ball and place it in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with a clean towel and let it rest for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  4. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C) and place a pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven to heat.
  5. Once the dough has rested, roll it out on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch circle.
  6. Carefully transfer the dough to the heated pizza stone or baking sheet.
  7. Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce over the dough, leaving a small border around the edge. Arrange the mozzarella slices evenly over the sauce.
  8. Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Remove the pizza from the oven and immediately sprinkle with fresh basil leaves. Season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with a little olive oil.
  10. Allow the pizza to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Tips & Tricks

  • Use our store’s high-quality Italian flour for a more authentic pizza dough texture.
  • For a richer flavor, try our imported San Marzano tomatoes for the tomato sauce.
  • Upgrade your pizza with our selection of premium Italian mozzarella, such as buffalo mozzarella or burrata.
  • Enhance the aroma of your pizza with our store’s fresh basil, grown locally and handpicked daily.
  • Drizzle some of our premium extra virgin olive oil over the finished pizza for a luxurious touch.

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Ready to bring the authentic taste of Italy into your home? Try our Classic Margherita Pizza recipe and experience the delicious combination of tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil. Share your creations with us on social media using the hashtag #ItalianStreetMarketRecipes

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