Classic Margherita Pizza Recipe
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Classic Margherita Pizza Recipe

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Learn how to make classic Margherita pizza from scratch with this easy step-by-step recipe. This homemade pizza is totally vegetarian and tastes really good!

Classic Margherita Pizza Recipe

The classic Margherita pizza recipe was created by chef Raffaele Esposito in honour of the Queen of Italy. The toppings of this pizza represent the colours of the Italian flag, tomato (red), mozzarella (white) and fresh basil (green).

Here I’m sharing an easy Margherita pizza recipe which is made with homemade pizza dough and sauce. And the ingredients required for this pizza are very easy to find. The dough is made with all-purpose flour, instant yeast, salt, sugar, oil and water. The pizza sauce is made with tomato puree, garlic, onion and a few herbs.

So if you are thinking of making a veg pizza at home, give this recipe a try. You can easily cook this pizza in an oven or OTG and you won’t be needing any pizza stone.

Just make the pizza from the homemade dough, pour a few spoonfuls of the home-cooked pizza sauce. Add a generous layer of mozzarella cheese and sprinkle oregano. Here I have used dried oregano but if you can get the fresh one then definitely go for that. Bake it in the oven and then serve hot.

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Prep Time: 5 min | Bake Time: 15 min | Total Time: 20 min

Serves: one 9-inch pizza

Ingredients:

Method:

Preheat oven to 200-degree Celsius for at least 15-20 minutes.

Place a piece of parchment/baking paper over the rolling surface. Sprinkle cornmeal over it.

Put the dough over it. Then with your fist, make a depression/dent at the centre of the dough. Gently spread the dough out with your fingers, into a round shape. Make sure the edge remains thick.

Note: While stretching the dough, if it starts to shrink back then wait for a few minutes and let the dough relax. After that continue spreading it.

Brush olive oil over the pizza base. Then prick it with the help of a fork.

Carefully lift the pizza dough/base with the help of the parchment paper and place it over the pizza tray.

Note: If you are not using a parchment paper then before stretching the dough don’t forget to sprinkle cornmeal over the rolling surface. And before placing the dough over the pizza tray, grease the tray with a little olive oil.

Bake the pizza base for 10 minutes at 200-degree Celsius.

Then take it out. Pour pizza sauce and spread it evenly, leaving a 1 cm border around the base.

Sprinkle shredded mozzarella all over the top. Brush the edge with olive oil.

Put it back into the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is slightly golden.

After that take it out, sprinkle dried basil and chilli flakes over the pizza.

Classic Margherita Pizza Recipe

Classic Margherita pizza is ready to serve.

Classic Margherita Pizza Recipe

Classic Margherita Pizza Recipe

Sneha Paul
Learn how to make classic Margherita pizza from scratch with this easy step-by-step recipe. This homemade pizza is totally vegetarian and tastes really good!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Servings 9 -inch pizza

Ingredients
  

  • Homemade pizza dough
  • Cornmeal for dusting
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup homemade pizza sauce
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1 tsp basil dried
  • 1.5 tsp chilli flakes

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 200-degree Celsius for at least 15-20 minutes.
  • Place a piece of parchment/baking paper over the rolling surface. Sprinkle cornmeal over it.
  • Put the dough over it. Then with your fist, make a depression/dent at the centre of the dough. Gently spread the dough out with your fingers, into a round shape. Make sure the edge remains thick.
  • Note: While stretching the dough, if it starts to shrink back then wait for a few minutes and let the dough relax. After that continue spreading it.
  • Brush olive oil over the pizza base. Then prick it with the help of a fork.
  • Carefully lift the pizza dough/base with the help of the parchment paper and place it over the pizza tray.
  • Note: If you are not using a parchment paper then before stretching the dough don’t forget to sprinkle cornmeal over the rolling surface. And before placing the dough over the pizza tray, grease the tray with a little olive oil.
  • Bake the pizza base for 10 minutes at 200-degree Celsius.
  • Then take it out. Pour pizza sauce and spread it evenly, leaving a 1 cm border around the base.
  • Sprinkle shredded mozzarella all over the top. Brush the edge with olive oil.
  • Put it back into the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is slightly golden.
  • After that take it out, sprinkle dried basil and chilli flakes over the pizza.
  • Classic Margherita pizza is ready to serve.
Keyword homemade pizza, how to cook pizza in OTG, margherita pizza recipe, pizza with instant yeast

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