Pizza Margherita Recipe

Pizza Margherita is one of the classic pizzas. It may be simple, but it’s just the perfect balance of flavors. This recipe will show you how to make classic Neapolitan Pizza Margherita – Easy and delicious!

Pizza Margherita ingredients

Pizza Margherita toppings list

  • 80-100g fresh mozzarella (fior di latte) or buffallo mozzarelle
  • 3-4 large leaves of fresh basil
  • 5g of extra virgin olive oil
  • (Optional) 5 of Pecorino or Parmesan

Instructions: How to make Pizza Margherita

  1. Stretch out the pizza dough.
  2. Spread the sauce evenly throughout the pizza base using a spoon starting from the center of the pizza. Make sure to leave half an inch at the edge of the pizza without sauce to create a nice edge (“cornicione”) that will puff up in the oven.
  3. Spread the mozzarella or buffalo mozzarella evenly throughout the pizza.
  4. Add the basil leaves.
  5. If you’re using any dried cheese (Pecorino or parmesan), sprinkle it evenly over the pizza with a circular motion.
  6. Drizzle over the olive oil.
  7. Bake the pizza for 60-90 seconds at 850°F (450°C). Alternatively, bake on a preheated pizza steel in your home oven for 4-8 minutes at the hottest setting.
Authentic Neapolitan pizza
Classic Pizza Margherita

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Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita

Delicious, authentic Neapolitan pizza Margherita.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Neapolitan
Servings 1
Calories 900 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g Neapolitan pizza dough
  • 80 g Neapolitan pizza sauce
  • 100 g fresh Mozzarella
  • 5 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 leaves fresh basil

Instructions
 

  • Stretch out the pizza dough.
    250 g Neapolitan pizza dough
  • Spread the sauce evenly throughout the pizza base using a spoon starting from the center of the pizza. Make sure to leave half an inch at the edge of the pizza without sauce to create a nice edge that will puff up in the oven.
    80 g Neapolitan pizza sauce
  • Spread mozzarella or buffalo mozzarella evenly over the pizza.
    100 g fresh Mozzarella
  • Add the basli leaves.
  • Drizzle over the olive oil.
    5 g extra virgin olive oil
  • Bake the pizza in for 60-90 seconds at 850°F (450°C). Or on a pizza stone or steel at the hottest setting in the oven.
Keyword Basil, Mozzarella, Neapolitan pizza

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