Pizza Margherita Recipe – the most delicious one !

Pizza Margherita

If you’re looking for Italian food, first off give this delicious
thin crusted personal pizza from Naples, Italy.

  • YIELD: SERVES 4 – 6


  • 4 Individual Pizza Dough Balls – At Room Temperature
  • 1 Large Can Plum Tomatoes (I Prefer Pomi Brand Crushed Tomatoes)
  • 3 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Chopped Basil
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Dash Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3 Cups Diced Mozzarella Cheese
  • 4 Large Fresh Basil Leaves


  • To prepare the sauce, heat half the oil in a saucepan and cook the garlic until sizzling.
  • Add the tomatoes, and season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Add the chopped basil and mix well.
  • Cook on low to medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, than set aside to cool.
  • Heat the oven to it’s highest setting (Usually 500 degrees F.)
  • To prepare the dough, press each dough ball into a flat disk on a lightly floured counter or bread board.
  • Using your fingers and knuckles carefully, press the dough out into a 12 inch circle.
  • Place the dough onto a baking peel lightly coated with cornmeal.
  • Place a large scoop of sauce onto each pizza and spread evenly across the pizza leaving a 1 inch edge.
  • Do not use too much sauce as you should be able to see the dough through the sauce.
  • Place some mozzarella cheese on each pizza and place one basil leaf in the center.
  • Bake each pizza for about 10 minutes or until the pizza is brown and bubbly turning the pizza halfway if needed for it to bake evenly.

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