Margherita pizza is a simple yet delicious pizza that features just a few high-quality ingredients, including San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil.
The pizza is named after Queen Margherita of Savoy, who visited Naples in 1889 and was served this pizza.
The colors of the toppings - red, white, and green - were said to represent the colors of the Italian flag, making it a patriotic dish.
Today, Margherita pizza is enjoyed all around the world for its simple yet flavorful combination of ingredients.
1 pound pizza dough, 1/2 cup San Marzano tomato sauce, 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, Salt and pepper to taste, Fresh basil leave
Preheat your oven to its highest temperature setting and place a pizza stone inside to heat up. Roll out the pizza dough into a thin round shape and place it on a sheet of parchment paper.
Spread a thin layer of San Marzano tomato sauce over the pizza dough, leaving a small border around the edge. Add slices of fresh mozzarella cheese on top of the tomato sauce.
Drizzle the pizza with extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the pizza on the preheated pizza stone and bake for about 8-10 min. or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Remove the pizza from the oven and top with fresh basil leaves. Slice and serve hot. Enjoy your delicious homemade Margherita pizza!