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Margherita Pizza

This super easy Margherita pizza recipe is a simple and delicious dinner! With only four ingredients, this pizza is quick, healthy, and SO good.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian/American
Servings: 8
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Traci



  • Place pizza stone on bottom oven rack and heat to 450 degrees.
  • 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.


  • 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.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg