Margherita Pizza with Fresh Basil


Pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)

Tomato sauce

Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

Fresh basil leaves

Extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat your oven to the highest temperature it can reach (usually around 500°F or 260°C).

Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to your desired thickness.

Transfer the rolled-out dough to a pizza stone, baking sheet, or pizza pan that’s been lightly dusted with flour or cornmeal.

Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges for the crust.

Place the sliced fresh mozzarella evenly over the sauce.

Season with a pinch of salt and a sprinkle of pepper.

Slide the pizza into the preheated oven and bake until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly, usually about 10-15 minutes.

Once the pizza is out of the oven, scatter fresh basil leaves over the top.

Drizzle with a bit of extra-virgin olive oil for extra flavor.

Slice and serve your delicious Margherita Pizza with Fresh Basil immediately.

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