La Pizza Margherita Recipe

La Pizza Margherita Recipe

La Pizza Margherita Recipe
, a Classic from Napoli
5 out of 5
stars based on 14 ratings.

La Pizza Margherita from Paggi Pazzo

La Pizza Margherita Recipe
Published: September 7, 2011

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Total time: 1 hour
Yield: 8 slices
Calories per serving: 527
Fat per serving: 15.5g


  • 12 ounces crushed tomatoes (San Marzano)
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 16 ounce fresh dough
  • handful of flour
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. In order to make the sauce, add oil to pan at medium heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and 2 chopped basil leaves for 3 minutes
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper
  4. Let cook for 30 minutes at low heat
  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  6. While sauce is slowly cooking, add flour to top and bottom of dough (store bought or homemade dough)
  7. Begin to poke and stretch dough slowly to flatten out
  8. Take dough roller and spread dough out to a fine thin spread
  9. Lightly brush pizza stone with olive oil
  10. Once dough is nice and flat, put dough onto pizza stone
  11. Add sauce to pizza dough
  12. Slice fresh mozzarella and spread across pizza
  13. Add 2 basil leaves cut in 1/2 across pizza
  14. Cook for 25-30 minutes, until cheese is slightly browned and crust is crunchy
  15. Take pizza out and add remaining basil leaves whole
  16. Ready to serve!

Let it Rip!

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