Made with fresh marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil, Margherita pizza is simple, classic, so easy, and absolutely delicious!
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Classic Margherita Pizza

Made with fresh marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil, Margherita pizza is simple, classic, so easy, and absolutely delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: homemade, Margherita Pizza, pizza, recipe
Servings: 1 individual pizza

Ingredients

  • 1/4 recipe homemade pizza crust
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons marinara sauce
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 3 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese , sliced into 1/4-inch thick pieces
  • 1 Roma tomato , sliced
  • 2 large basil leaves , sliced into ribbons
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place a pizza stone in the oven. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F, allowing the stone to get hot.
  • Shape the pizza dough on a floured surface into an 8-inch round and 1/4-inch thick. Transfer it to a pizza peel lined with parchment paper. Reshape if necessary.
  • Gently brush the dough with the olive oil, then evenly spread the marinara sauce on, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge. Sprinkle the garlic over the top. Top with the mozzarella slices and tomatoes, leaving space in between.
  • Slide the parchment with the crust onto the heated stone. Bake for 8-10 minutes until crust is golden and cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle the basil over the top, along with 1-2 grinds of fresh black pepper.
  • Cut into wedges and serve immediately.