Taste of Italy: Classic Margherita Pizza

Taste of Italy: Classic Margherita Pizza

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  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 packet of active dry yeast
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Dissolve the sugar and yeast in warm water and let it sit for about 10 minutes until frothy.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  3. Pour in the yeast mixture and olive oil, then knead the dough until smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise for an hour.
  5. Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C).
  6. Roll out the dough into a circle and transfer it to a pizza stone or baking sheet.
  7. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a border for the crust.
  8. Arrange the mozzarella slices on top of the sauce.
  9. Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
  10. Remove from the oven, top with fresh basil leaves, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Slice and serve your delicious Classic Margherita Pizza!

Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Yield: 1 pizza

Enjoy the authentic taste of Italy with this Classic Margherita Pizza recipe. With a crispy crust, tangy tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and aromatic basil, this pizza is a true Italian delight. It’s simple to make at home and perfect for sharing with friends and family.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories: 280, Fat: 10g, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 12g

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