Best Pizza Margherita

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by loveleesmile

People like different crusts for different reasons. For this recipe use your favorite

Top Review by Sandi From CA

I found this recipe (can't remember where) and made it a while back. We thought it was ok, but needed something... something neither of us could name. *lol* I'd definitely use a homemade pizza dough as that stuff in a tube in the refrigerated section was pretty awful. Still, I want to try this again because we love the ingredients and it's a nice change of pace from the "loaded" pizzas. Thank you for posting, loveleesmile!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. MAKE THE DOUGH: make your favorite or use store bought.
  2. PREPARE THE TOPPINGS: Meanwhile, set a pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 500°, allowing at least 45 minutes for the stone to heat. Pass the tomatoes through a food mill set over a medium bowl or pulse them in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Stir in the oregano and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce over the dough to within 1 inch of the edge. Spread one-fourth of the cheese over the pizza and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil. Season with sea salt and pepper and slide the pizza onto the stone. Bake until the bottom is charred and the cheese is melted, about 8 minutes. Scatter one-fourth of the basil on top and let stand for 3 minutes before serving. Repeat with the remaining dough and toppings.

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