Homemade Margherita Pizza

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  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 ½-3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tbsp. salt
  • 1 ½ cups of tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 ½ cups of mozzarella cheese
  • 5 basil leaves
  • ¼ tsp. oregano


  1. Combine water, yeast and 1 ½ cups of flour into a large bowl and mix well. Add the oil, salt, and gradually add the remaining flour to the bowl. 

  2. With your hands, work the ingredients together until the dough holds its shape in a tight ball. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and kneed for five minutes or until smooth and elastic. If the dough feels sticky add more flour.

  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a towel in a warm environment and allow to double in size (roughly 1 hour). Once risen, divide the dough into individual pizzas and place on a floured surface. Roll the dough into balls, cover each with a towel, and let sit for 20 minutes.

  4. Shape dough on a pizza stone covered with cornmeal. Add desired toppings and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until browned.

Homemade pizza is found across the globe, all with distinctive flavors and styles. However, the original pizza – the timeless margherita pizza, has only one true origin– Italy. The margherita pizza is a classic, traditionally oven-fired pizza baked with a soft, powdery dough and layered with olive oil, ripe tomatoes, sweet-smelling basil, and of course, fresh mozzarella cheese. 

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It is easy to please everyone with pizza – you have a great amount of freedom to personalize this meal because you can use whatever toppings you would like. Even the pickiest eater in your house will love your creation if you choose the right toppings!

You can choose traditional toppings, such as pepperoni, sausage, extra cheese, onions, mushrooms, and green peppers. Or to change things up, you can make a pie with chicken, or perhaps a white pizza with olive oil instead of red sauce. As you can see, it is easy to make everyone happy with this meal.

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