Pizza Margherita

Neapolitan Pizza Margherita

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Pizza Margherita

Authentic recipe for homemade Pizza Margherita. How to make this classic Neapolitan Pizza with only a few ingredients at home. Just having tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil as topping, this is probably the best known and oldest Pizza in the world. Very tasty!

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

 275 g Pizza dough
 65 g Mozzarella
 Tomato sauce
 A few basil leaves
 Italian olive oil
 Parmigiano Reggiano

1

Make a homemade pizza dough according to our recipe for Italian pizza dough or alternatively use a store-bought pizza dough. A homemade pizza dough, of course, tastes much better than store-bought dough and should be preferred.

2

Shape the pizza dough with your hands into a thin round pizza.

3

Coat the pizza with the tomato sauce. Leave about 1 inch on the pizza rim.

How to make Margherita

4

Cut the mozzarella into thin slices and spread on the pizza. If you like it more aromatic, just add some Parmigiano Reggiano.

Pizza Margherita Recipe

5

Drizzle with some Italian olive oil.

6

Pour some basil leaves on the Pizza Margherita. For a more intense basil taste add the basil after baking the pizza.

Pizza Margherita Ingredients

7

Bake in the oven for about 5 to 10 minutes at the highest temperature. The baking time depends enormously on the maximum temperature of the oven and the use of a pizza stone.

8

Pizza Margherita needs about 4 to 5 minutes at 300 degrees Celsius with a pizza stone. At 250 degrees without pizza stone, however, it takes about 10 minutes. A detailed guide to baking pizza can be found here: Bake the perfect pizza.

Homemade Pizza Margherita

The Pizza Margherita is probably the oldest - still known - traditional pizza in the world. She was, according to legend, baked in 1889 for Queen Margherita of Savoy and reflects the colors of the Italian national flag. It is also known by the name Pizza Napoletana, which, however, may only be used for Pizza Margherita from Naples.

Ingredients

 275 g Pizza dough
 65 g Mozzarella
 Tomato sauce
 A few basil leaves
 Italian olive oil
 Parmigiano Reggiano

Directions

1

Make a homemade pizza dough according to our recipe for Italian pizza dough or alternatively use a store-bought pizza dough. A homemade pizza dough, of course, tastes much better than store-bought dough and should be preferred.

2

Shape the pizza dough with your hands into a thin round pizza.

3

Coat the pizza with the tomato sauce. Leave about 1 inch on the pizza rim.

How to make Margherita

4

Cut the mozzarella into thin slices and spread on the pizza. If you like it more aromatic, just add some Parmigiano Reggiano.

Pizza Margherita Recipe

5

Drizzle with some Italian olive oil.

6

Pour some basil leaves on the Pizza Margherita. For a more intense basil taste add the basil after baking the pizza.

Pizza Margherita Ingredients

7

Bake in the oven for about 5 to 10 minutes at the highest temperature. The baking time depends enormously on the maximum temperature of the oven and the use of a pizza stone.

8

Pizza Margherita needs about 4 to 5 minutes at 300 degrees Celsius with a pizza stone. At 250 degrees without pizza stone, however, it takes about 10 minutes. A detailed guide to baking pizza can be found here: Bake the perfect pizza.

Homemade Pizza Margherita

Neapolitan Pizza Margherita

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