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Neapolitan Pizza Margherita

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

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!

Pizza Margherita

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

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.


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


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

How to make Margherita


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


Drizzle with some Italian olive oil.


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

Pizza Margherita Ingredients


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.


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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 400g

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 798
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.4g29%

Saturated Fat 5.4g27%
Sodium 669mg28%
Potassium 426mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 87.3g30%

Dietary Fiber 9.1g37%
Sugars 1.4g
Protein 27.3g55%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.