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Margherita Pizza Recipe

Margherita Pizza starts with a delicious homemade pizza dough then is topped with every day ingredients like pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, lightly dried basil, fresh ground pepper and more.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 451kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • ½ recipe homemade pizza dough
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp Gourmet Garden Stir-In Garlic Paste
  • 1/ c. pizza sauce
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese cut into 1/2-inch cubes (*preferably fresh mozzarella not packed in water)
  • 2 plum tomatoes sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Basil
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste


  • Prepare pizza dough according to directions. Roll out into a round pizza. Score with fork to prevent bubbles while baking. We love this pizza dough. It will make two pizzas!
  • Mix the olive oil and garlic together in small dish. Brush the top of the dough lightly with mixture. Top with pizza sauce, then the mozzarella cubes and then tomato slices. Sprinkle with Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Basil and fresh black pepper.
  • Bake for 22-24 minutes. Place back in oven and continue to bake until crust is lightly browned and cheese is bubbling.
  • Remove from the oven and slice pizza. Serve immediately.


Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1064mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 315mg | Iron: 3.9mg