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Homemade Margherita Pizza

Homemade Margherita Pizza
Love, love, love Margherita pizza! Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows how much I love Margherita pizza. And whenever I can, I love to make my own Homemade Margherita Pizza!

I have to admit, I don’t make a lot of homemade dough. It’s a lot of work and I choose to save that time on eating my pizza:) I do like to use the store bought dough and prepare it that way.

If you do decide to make homemade dough, here’s a great Homemade Pizza crust recipe!

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This Homemade Margherita Pizza is so easy to make. It actually uses only four ingredients.

But the key to a good Margherita pizza is to use fresh ingredients…period!

Homemade Margherita Pizza

I always use fresh mozzarella cheese. It’s not that I don’t like shredded cheese but I really like the fresh mozzarella better.

You will slice this into thin slices and put aside.

Homemade Margherita Pizza

If you use freshly made dough or store-bought, always brown it in the oven a little before adding the toppings. Put in the oven for 5 minutes just to add a little crunch to the crust.

Before you add your sauce, brush olive oil on the ends of the pizza. Again this gives it a little crunch.

Homemade Margherita Pizza

Then add your sliced mozzarella cheese and chopped basil. Sprinkle on a little salt and put in the oven at 425 degrees. Cook for 10 minutes.

Homemade Margherita Pizza

When your pizza is ready it will look like this yummy goodness!

I also like to add a little fresh basil on top for freshness!


Homemade Margherita Pizza

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • Homemade dough or store bought
  • Marinara sauce
  • Fresh Mozzarella cheese sliced thin
  • Fresh Basil chopped
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Prepare homemade dough or follow instructions on store-bought dough
  3. Put in oven for 5 minutes to slightly brown dough
  4. Brush olive oil on the outside of the crust for extra crunchiness
  5. Using a spoon, spread marinara sauce on dough
  6. Add sliced mozzarella cheese
  7. Top with chopped basil
  8. Add a pinch of salt
  9. Bake in oven for 10 minutes
  10. Add fresh basil on top
  11. Serve

Recipe Notes

This is the perfect easy, quick dinner for the family or yourself!

About Author

As a married-mother of two, Chris understands the demand on all families when it comes to dinner-time. She started her food blog, Burnt Macaroni, because she wanted to make that process easier for her family and others. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram as she teaches herself and her kids how to cook!


  • CourtneyLynne
    03.25.16 at 1:41 pm

    Omg can we say yum?!?! I just love anything using fresh mozzarella!!!

  • klauss
    03.25.16 at 4:29 pm

    Now I would not mind a piece of this wonderful Margarita, with crispy edge 🙂

  • Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
    03.25.16 at 5:08 pm

    I JUST made homemade pizza last night, but your version looks soooo much better than the soggy one I made!

  • Molly
    03.25.16 at 5:42 pm

    I love love love pizza! It’s the best!

  • Tara
    03.26.16 at 7:11 am

    Margherita pizzas are my favorite. I can’t wait for the basil to start growing again!

  • Aarika
    03.26.16 at 12:46 pm

    I adore margherita pizza, and your post makes it look so easy to make. Yay! I love your beautiful pictures and easy-to-follow directions. Thank you!

  • Bella B (xoxoBella)
    03.26.16 at 2:32 pm

    Margherita pizza is my favourite. I need to try making it one day!

  • Emily
    03.31.16 at 8:33 am

    Wow! This looks delicious! I love Margherita pizza and I agree with you – the fresher the ingredients, the better it is going to taste!

    xx, Emily from Something Gold, Something Blue


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