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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


  • 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


  • 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.
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