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Best Margherita Pizza

Pizza Margherita

Tomatoes, fresh basil with mozzarella cheese...the Margherita pizza is in a class of its own. This post will show you how to create the healthiest, tastiest, BEST homemade Margherita pizza!

Categories Easy Dinner
Difficulty Easy
Keyword is margarita pizza healthy, margherita pizza order, what is margarita pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 345 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef

Ingredients

  • pizza crust/dough see recipe here
  • 1 14-oz can can whole peeled tomatoes not including juices
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2-3 Roma tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 7-8 oz fresh mozzarella thinly sliced
  • 1 oz fresh basil leaves torn into pieces

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Drain tomatoes and puree in a food processor (or blender). Add olive oil, oregano dried basil, salt and pepper and pulse to combine.
  3. Spread sauce over pizza dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge for the crust. Create a layer of the thinly sliced tomatoes over the sauce. Line the sliced mozzarella over the tomatoes.
  4. Bake pizza for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted and the crust begins to turn golden brown. Remove from oven.
  5. Toss fresh basil over cooked pizza and let sit for 3-5 minutes. Slice and serve.

Recipes Notes:

  1. I used a pizza paddle and stone to make the pizza. If you plan to use one make sure that you build the pizza on the paddle.

  2. Remember to flour the paddle well so can easily transfer the pizza into the oven.

  3. I stretched the dough into an 11 ½ to 12 ½ inch round, maybe 1/8 to ¼ inch thick which you are free to adjust based on your preference.

  4. If you don't have a paddle no worries, you can flip your baking sheet the other way around instead.

Nutrition Facts
Pizza Margherita
Amount Per Serving (2 slices)
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 123
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.7g21%
Saturated Fat 4.6g23%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 439.6mg18%
Carbohydrates 42.3g14%
Fiber 2.6g10%
Sugar 3.8g4%
Protein 12.8g26%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 13.2mg16%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.