Pizza Margherita

A super basic pizza, but still the pizza Margherita is a favorite of many! Recipe for 2 and ready in a bit more than half an hour.

35 minutes 2 people Main course
Pizza Margherita


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  • 1,5 recipe for pizza dough (or 2 for a thicker pizza crust)
  • 150 - 200 gram grated mozzarella cheese
  • 200 ml passata
  • olive oil
  • handful of dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • fresh basil
  • pepper and salt
  • all-purpose flour
Pizza Margherita ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • oven
  • oven tray lined with parchment paper
  • rolling-pin
  • spoon
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • bowl


35 minutes 2 people Main course

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Preparation -- 15 minutes + waiting time

Start with the pizza dough, make enough to make 2 pizzas. You can also use store-bought pizza dough, but homemade is even more delicious. PRE-HEAT the oven to 210 degrees Celsius or 410 degrees Fahrenheit.

DUST your work surface and rolling-pin with flour. ROLL the pizza dough until you have a round pizza and transfer to the oven tray. PEEL and finely chop the garlic cloves and combine them in a bowl with passata and a handful of dried oregano.

Finely CHOP the fresh basil and also add it to the sauce and SEASON with pepper and salt. DIVIDE the sauce over the pizza crust, but keep the edges clear of sauce and COVER with grated mozzarella. 

Pizza Margherita
Pizza Margherita

Finishing the pizza Margherita -- 20 minutes

BAKE the pizza for about 15 minutes, the exact time depends on your oven. CHECK if the crust is also crunchy at the middle and REPEAT the above for the second pizza.

TRANSFER the pizza from the oven and divide in equal pieces, finish with a few more basil leaves if you like. Enjoy!

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