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Pizza Marinara

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

A recipe for a traditional Italian Pizza Marinara. The original Pizza Marinara is vegan and only served with tomato sauce, garlic and oregano. The Marinara is a true pizza classic and comes from Naples like the Pizza Margherita. Unlike the vegetarian Margherita, the Marinara contains no cheese. The fresh tomato sauce, the garlic and the oregano combine with the pizza dough to a very delicious taste experience. Depending on your preference, a dash of olive oil can be added. Incidentally, a real vegan Pizza Marinara has nothing to do with the seafood pizza, which is usually available under the name Marinara. The name of the Marinara goes back to Italian sailors. Due to the good shelf life of all ingredients, it could also be freshly prepared on the high seas and used as provisions for long sea voyages.

Pizza Marinara

 250 g Pizza dough
 Tomato sauce
 Garlic to taste
 Possibly a dash of good italian olive oil
 Fresh basil leaves to taste

Prepare a homemade pizza dough using our original pizza dough recipe or alternatively use a store-bought dough. A homemade pizza dough, tastes much better than bought dough and should be preferred.


First shape the dough with your hands into a ball.

Shape the dough into a ball


Press the dough to a thick round shape.

Form the dough


Finally shape it with your hands to a thin and round pizza.

Shape a pizza with your hands


Now coat the pizza topping with homemade marinara sauce and leave around 1 inch at the edge.

Coat with marinara sauce


Finely chop the garlic and spread evenly on the Marinara.

Marinara with garlic


Top with Oregano or Italian herbs.

Pizza with italian herbs


Put the Pizza Marinara in the preheated oven and bake for about 3 to 8 minutes, depending on the heat. The baking time depends enormously on the temperature of the oven and the use of a baking stone or steel. Here you can find a detailed guide to pizza baking at home.


Take it out of the oven.

Pizza with Marinara Sauce


Add a dash of good Italian olive oil and some basil leaves if desired.

Vegan Pizza


Cut into slices and serve hot.

Marinara slices

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 300 g

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.8g11%

Saturated Fat 1.5g8%
Sodium 987mg42%
Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 84g29%

Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Sugars 0.4g
Protein 22.8g46%

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