Homemade Margherita Pizza
Love, love, love Margherita pizza! Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows how much I love Margherita pizza. And whenever I can, I love to make my own Homemade Margherita Pizza!
I have to admit, I don’t make a lot of homemade dough. It’s a lot of work and I choose to save that time on eating my pizza:) I do like to use the store bought dough and prepare it that way.
If you do decide to make homemade dough, here’s a great Homemade Pizza crust recipe!
This Homemade Margherita Pizza is so easy to make. It actually uses only four ingredients.
But the key to a good Margherita pizza is to use fresh ingredients…period!
I always use fresh mozzarella cheese. It’s not that I don’t like shredded cheese but I really like the fresh mozzarella better.
You will slice this into thin slices and put aside.
If you use freshly made dough or store-bought, always brown it in the oven a little before adding the toppings. Put in the oven for 5 minutes just to add a little crunch to the crust.
Before you add your sauce, brush olive oil on the ends of the pizza. Again this gives it a little crunch.
Then add your sliced mozzarella cheese and chopped basil. Sprinkle on a little salt and put in the oven at 425 degrees. Cook for 10 minutes.
When your pizza is ready it will look like this yummy goodness!
I also like to add a little fresh basil on top for freshness!
Homemade Margherita Pizza
- Homemade dough or store bought
- Marinara sauce
- Fresh Mozzarella cheese sliced thin
- Fresh Basil chopped
- Olive Oil
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
Prepare homemade dough or follow instructions on store-bought dough
Put in oven for 5 minutes to slightly brown dough
Brush olive oil on the outside of the crust for extra crunchiness
Using a spoon, spread marinara sauce on dough
Add sliced mozzarella cheese
Top with chopped basil
Add a pinch of salt
Bake in oven for 10 minutes
Add fresh basil on top
This is the perfect easy, quick dinner for the family or yourself!
Omg can we say yum?!?! I just love anything using fresh mozzarella!!!
Now I would not mind a piece of this wonderful Margarita, with crispy edge 🙂
I JUST made homemade pizza last night, but your version looks soooo much better than the soggy one I made!
I love love love pizza! It’s the best!
Margherita pizzas are my favorite. I can’t wait for the basil to start growing again!
I adore margherita pizza, and your post makes it look so easy to make. Yay! I love your beautiful pictures and easy-to-follow directions. Thank you!
Margherita pizza is my favourite. I need to try making it one day!
Wow! This looks delicious! I love Margherita pizza and I agree with you – the fresher the ingredients, the better it is going to taste!
xx, Emily from Something Gold, Something Blue