Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita
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Recipe for Pizza Margherita. Named after Queen Margherita, wife of Italy's King Umberto I, this classic has the simple, yet highly flavorful combination of fresh basil and fresh tomatoes.


  • 1 recipe Basic Pizza Dough (click here for recipe)
  • 6 ounces grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 -4 tablespoons fresh basil, chiffonade
  • 4 -5 fresh Roma or Italian tomatoes, thinly sliced


  1. Roll out pizza dough. Brush dough evenly with olive oil/garlic mixture. Spread mozzarella cheese on pizza leaving a 1/2 border for crust. Top with tomato slices and chiffonade of basil.
  2. Bake pizza for 10 to 15 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
  3. Remove pizza and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before slicing.
  4. Enjoy!