Margarita Pizza Simple Recipe

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  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Calories: 320 per serving


  • 1 prepared pizza crust (12-inch)
  • 1/4 cup sliced red or green bell pepper
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, ground


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Mix oil and basil leaves; let stand 5 minutes. Place pizza crust on baking sheet. Brush 1/2 of the oil mixture over pizza crust. Spread pizza sauce over crust; sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese and black pepper. 

  2. Drizzle pizza with remaining oil mixture and sprinkle with grated Parmesan. Top with tomato slices, bell pepper, olives and remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. 

  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is melted.

It is believed that the world famous Margarita pizza was born as a creation for Margherita of Savoy, who was the Queen consort of Italy. It is also said, that this culinary creation is a pure representation of the Italian flag. Regardless of its true origins, this recipe is simply made by mixing fresh sliced mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and usually some leaves of fresh basil. Follow our recipe and delight your guests with this quick and easy recipe!

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