Margherita Pizza

Putting a spin on the classic with this Margherita Pizza. All the fresh flavors you love, but now in a super simple homemade pizza. It is SO GOOD! Summer tomatoes made into a delicious, a little spicy red sauce that creates a beautiful depth a flavor, topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and baked until the crust is crisp and golden brown and the cheese is bubbly and melty. Finish with fresh basil leaves straight from your garden to create the ultimate light and summery pizza. This pizza is savory, herby, just a little spicy, fresh, light, with the perfect amount of cheese, and just SO good. It is absolutely the perfect summer pizza for any day of the week!

overhead shot of Margherita pizza on parchment with basil leaves, red pepper flakes, two glasses, stacked plates, and a white napkin

About The Recipe

Sometimes, recipes just need to be super simple and fun to make with friends and family. They need to be bright, healthy, delicious, and fun. That’s exactly what this pizza is! Seriously inspired by summer, our love of italian food, and our overflowing garden.

And, if you noticed, we did do a little bit of our own twist on this recipe. There are no large tomato slices! Yes, that is classic…but this tastes so much better!

I am not a huge fan of tomatoes. Honestly, I will never willingly bite into a large chunk of tomato, but I will eat things like tomato sauce.

That being said, my whole family loves Margherita pizza. See my problem?

pizza slice pulled away from pizza on parchment with red pepper flakes, basil leaves, a knife, and plate

Thankfully, we found a way around that. We used our Homemade Tomato Sauce to create the ultimate Margherita pizza! It’s something that everyone can enjoy.

Whether your friends or family like or don’t like tomatoes, they will adore this pizza! It’s so simple to make, fun, and absolutely delicious. It has seriously become my new favorite pizza.

sliced Margherita pizza on parchment with basil leaves, red pepper flakes, and white napkin

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

pizza dough, tomato sauce, cheese, and basil on a marble counter

Instructions

Lightly sprinkle a piece of parchment with flour. Roll out the pizza dough to about a 1/4inch thick.

Spread the tomato sauce and sprinkle with crumbled up fresh mozzarella.

tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese added on pizza dough

Bake at 400 degrees for about 5-8 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve immediately!

two slices pulled away from pizza on parchment paper with basil leaves, red pepper flakes, glasses, and a napkin

How To Store

The best thing about pizza is that it’s almost always better the next day! You can store this pizza in a sealable bag and keep in the fridge for 2-4 days. It’s so easy to reheat as well! You can just place a piece in the microwave and enjoy almost like it’s fresh.

Substitutions

  • You can use store-bought pizza dough instead of homemade, but we can’t guarantee cooking times.
  • Your favorite store-bought tomato sauce can also be used in place of homemade.
  • Fresh mozzarella tastes better, but you can easily use shredded mozzarella.
close up of sliced pizza with basil leaves and white napkin

Expert Tips

  • If you would like, you can easily add tomato slices to this pizza.
  • If you don’t have a baking stone, you can bake this on a sheet pan or a pizza pan!
  • You can slice the basil rather than having full leaves on the pizza.

When you make this Margherita Pizza, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

overhead shot of Margherita pizza on parchment with basil leaves, red pepper flakes, two glasses, stacked plates, and a white napkin

Margherita Pizza

Traci
This super easy Margherita pizza recipe is a simple and delicious dinner! With only four ingredients, this pizza is quick, healthy, and SO good.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian/American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 210 kcal

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Roll out pizza dough on a lightly floured piece of parchment paper.
  • Spread tomato sauce across pizza dough, leaving about 1/2 inch away from the edges.
  • Place mozzarella on top of sauce. 
  • Bake for 5-8 minutes, until crust is browned and top is bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and top with fresh basil leaves.
  • Slice and serve.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • You can use store-bought pizza dough instead of homemade, but we can't guarantee cooking times.
  • Your favorite store-bought tomato sauce can also be used in place of homemade.
  • Fresh mozzarella tastes better, but you can easily use shredded mozzarella.
Expert Tips:
  • If you would like, you can easily add tomato slices to this pizza.
  • If you don't have a baking stone, you can bake this on a sheet pan or a pizza pan!
  • You can slice the basil rather than having full leaves on the pizza.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 539mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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