Margherita Pizza ( White Pizza )

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Tomato, basil, garlic, olive oil, Mozzarella and ricotta cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 pizza crust (store bought or homemade)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups pizza cheese (blend of shredded Mozzarella, provolone, and Romano)
  • 1 large tomatoes, sliced and slices cut into 4 's
  • 1 (10 leaf) packageshredded fresh basil
  • 10 tablespoons ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder


  1. Brush pizza crust with olive oil.
  2. Spread 2 cups of cheese evenly over pizza.
  3. Place sliced tomato evenly over pizza.
  4. Spread shredded basil evenly over pizza.
  5. Place tablespoon size globs of ricotta evenly over pizza.
  6. Sprinkle with garlic powder.
  7. Spread remainig Mozzarella over pizza.
  8. Bake at 400 15 minute or until cheese is bubbly and brown on the edges.
Most Helpful

This pizza is fabulous! Not greasy, not too cheesy (though I leave out the ricotta because I don't care for it.) The beauty of this pizza is that the fresh taste of the tomatoes and basil shine through. You don't feel like you have a rock in your belly when you finish a few slices. Have made it multiple times, now and I still love it.

jrivito October 03, 2014

Creamy and rich pizza! I had a ton of ricotta to use up and found this recipe. The only change I made was to saute some minced garlic and a little bit of mince onion in olive oil and add that to the ricotta for some extra flavor. I also used a bit less cheese. This was a nice change from our usual pizza night. Thanks for posting the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview October 12, 2013

I actually thought this was a terrible recipe. there was WAAAAAY too much ricotta cheese and the flavor was SO bland. I even mixed chopped garlic into the ricotta cheese and still it was nearly tasteless. Will not make again.

Patience72385 April 04, 2012