Rustic Margherita Pizza Recipe

Rustic Margherita Pizza Recipe

Picture this: a rustic kitchen, the aroma of fresh basil wafting through the air, and the sizzle of a homemade Margherita pizza in the oven. This Rustic Margherita Pizza Recipe is a culinary journey back to the heart of Italy, where simple ingredients come together to create a symphony of flavors.


  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C).
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. Spread tomato sauce evenly over the dough.
  4. Place slices of fresh mozzarella on top.
  5. Scatter fresh basil leaves over the pizza.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes

Yields: 1 delicious Rustic Margherita Pizza

Enjoy the simplicity of this Rustic Margherita Pizza Recipe, where each bite is a burst of authentic Italian flavors. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply craving a homemade pizza night, this recipe brings a taste of Italy to your table.

Nutritional information: Calories per serving – 320 | Fat – 14g | Carbohydrates – 36g | Protein – 12g

Make this pizza, and transport yourself to the rustic kitchens of Italy, where the essence of Margherita pizza is a celebration of simplicity and taste.

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