Fresh Pizza Margherita Basil and Tomato

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Fresh pizza dough, fresh herbs and slices of tomato make this basil and tomato pizza simply the best Italian homemade pizza!

Fresh Pizza Margherita Basil and Tomato

Fresh Pizza Margherita Basil and Tomato

Pizza Margherita, is a kind of Neapolitan pizza invented in 1889. It happens to be my favorite. I love the dough thick. The dough is to be a  thin crust,  I prefer a thicker pizza. You make it the way you love it. The authentic way is thin originally and the edges around the pizza are high.

Pizza was brought to the United States with Italian immigrants in the late nineteenth century, and first appeared in areas where Italian immigrants concentrated.

The country's first pizzeria, Lombardi's, opened in 1905. The term pizza was first recorded in the 10th century, in a Latin manuscript from the Southern Italy town of Gaeta in Lazio. This was on the border with Campania.

Today's pizza was invented in Naples, and the dish and many versions have since become popular and common all over the world.

Fresh Pizza Margherita Basil and Tomato



For the Dough Click HERE or use store bought

Thinly sliced plum or vine ripe tomatoes
Fresh basil leaves torn for garnish
Extra virgin olive oil

Top before cooking:
Oregano, Parsley
Grating cheese
Whole Milk Mozzarella
Olive oil
Garlic minced

Sprinkle  pan with cornmeal
Spread dough on a greased round pizza pan.

Let dough rise for 1/2 hour stretched out on a oil greased pan. ( If you like it thin you will need to stretch it out in a large pan.) Make sure you make a 1 inch border around the rim of the pizza.

TIP : (Pre-Bake the dough on 430 degree hot oven and freeze for later if not making dough right away)

When ready to bake:

Spread dough cooked or raw dough with sauce, sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle with herbs (not the fresh basil that is for after it's baked), sliced garlic,  spices and grating cheese. 

Top with shredded mozzarella. 

 Drizzle with olive oil.

 Bake in extra hot oven preheated at 430 degrees until top starts to brown.

Take the pizza out and cover top with small pieces of torn fresh basil all over the top drizzle with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil on top.

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1 comment

  1. OK, now I MUST make this for the Super Bowl! We love pizza margarita!!!


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