Classic Margherita pizza


This is our version of the classic Margherita pizza using a few simple ingredients. If you have never made a pizza from scratch before, this recipe is perfect for you. A freshly baked Margherita pizza is so simple yet so satisfying!

Classic Margherita Pizza

Servings 3 Large Pizza
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes


Pizza dough

  • 600 g plain flour
  • 7 g dry yeast
  • 375 ml warm water (36C – 38C)
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 60 ml olive oil

Pizza sauce & toppings

  • 250 g tomato puree diced or mashed tomato can also be used
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • parmesan cheese
  • fresh mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil leaves


  • In a small bowl, pour the warm water then add the yeast and sugar. Mix slightly and let rest for 5 minutes (this step is required to activate the yeast)
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt, then add the yeast water mixture and the olive oil.
  • First mix with a fork or spoon, then transfer onto the kitchen bench (apply flour to the surface to prevent the dough from sticking). Work the dough and knead for about 5 – 8 minutes until a firm (apply flour as needed), smooth elastic dough is obtained.
  • Transfer to a greased bowl and cover with cling wrap or a tea towel. Let rest in a warm place for at least 1 hour.
  • Finally, portion into 3 equal dough and let rest for another 5 – 10 minutes covered. You can then use a rolling pin or simply using your hands to roll the dough into your desired thickness.
  • For the sauce, mix the tomato, salt, sugar, cracked pepper and oregano together. All the ingredients need to be well combined.
  • Add the sauce to your pizza dough then sprinkle some parmesan cheese, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil leaves on top. Finally drizzle some olive oil on top.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 230C or 450F for 10 – 12 minutes. Enjoy!



you can use this pizza dough recipe for any kind of pizza
if your oven can not reach 230C, then set it to the maximum temperature available and bake for a little bit longer!
Course: Appetizer, Main course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Oven, Vegetarian

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