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Margherita Pizza

Margherita PizzaWe had a presentation at my kids’ school for my daughter’s second-grade class so I needed to make a quick dinner that we could gobble up and run out the door. I used store-bought dough and sauce because it was quick and easy, I threw on some sliced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and seasoned it with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. I topped the baked pizza with fresh basil. It was absolutely delicious and the entire family enjoyed it. If you need a fast and simple meal… this recipe is for you.

Margherita Pizza:


  • Cooking spray
  • Cornmeal
  • Pizza dough
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil

Margherita Pizza

How to Make a Margherita Pizza

Remove the dough from the bag onto a floured surface. Let it sit for 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spread dough on a pizza sheet that has been coated with cooking spray and a sprinkle of cornmeal.

Spoon the sauce on the dough and spread evenly. Top the sauce with slices of mozzarella and tomato slices then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Margherita Pizza

Place into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden brown. Add the fresh basil then slice. Enjoy.

Margherita Pizza


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net


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  1. Gorgeous pizza, Pam! I made one very similar last week. With pizza, it always seems like the simpler the toppings, the more delicious it is! This looks just divine.

  2. I made a pizza last weekend, the first in ages and I remebered then just how good they are. Mmmmm Diane

  3. Margherita Pizza is my favorite! This looks very yummy! Pesto is also very good with margherita pizza. Have a nice day!

  4. YUM! I haven't had breakfast yet, and I am already craving this for dinner! Maybe tomorrow…tonight is a romantic Valentine's Day meal for my family!

    Kim in MD

  5. I'm making H<3ART shaped pizzas tonight!!! One meaty one for my valentine and one margherita pizza for me and my little valentine!


  6. I just made some pizza dough yesterday for a quick dinner later this week. This is one of my favorite ways to make pizza.

  7. This is one of my favorite pizzas! What a wonderful meal for a busy night!

    Happy Valentine's Day! 🙂

  8. We're having a small family b-day party for my kids this year and since it's such a manageable-sized group, I was thinking about having everyone make their own pizza! I was going to have a TON of different toppings and a sheet with different suggestions…would love to add this to my list!

    By the way, I have an award waiting for you on my blog!

  9. Oh my that looks good. I love tomatoes cooked onto a pizza, and I don't understand why more upscale restaurants don't do this. I understand that tomatoes are not a cheap item for your every day pizza joint, but at nicer restaurants they should really include them.

    This recipe looks delicious and I'm going to make it tonight – thanks for the recipe!

  10. WOW! This looks really good. I was searching for Pizza Recipes, I am planning to make a fantastic Home-Made Pizza for an upcoming Filipino singles party for all my filipinos here in Great Falls. As a filipino woman who just moved in America, I really dont have a lot of experience making some good pizza. In the Philippines, we have different type of Food. When I cam here everytime I attend a party, there’s always like chips, mexican food, and of course the Pizza. I think Pizza is great to have for parties. So, Really glad to find some good recipes and try. Experimenting and trying new recipe is fun to do, and everyday practice makes a perfect pizza! 🙂