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

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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 33 mins
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: 1sliceCalories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 499mgPotassium: 69mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 265IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 1mg

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