Pizza Margherita - The Neapolitan Classic





See: Neapolitan Dough Recipe

See: Marinara Pizza Sauce Recipe


  • Spoon 1 ladle of Marinara sauce over the pizza leaving a border around the edges for the crust.
  • Sprinkle 2 or 3 cloves of crushed, finely chopped garlic evenly over the pizza. (Optional, not authentic, but delicious)
  • Scatter mozzarella evenly over the sauce (amount to personal taste preference)
  • Bake at 800 to 900 degrees, rotating every 15 seconds or so away from the flame for about 90 seconds to 2 minutes.


  • Take out of oven and place on a wire rack to cool for a minute.
  • Add fresh basil leaves as desired.
  • Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over the pizza.
  • Cut and serve

Note: If making pizza with fresh mozzarella cheese in a home oven, add the cheese midway so that it doesn't burn (around 3 minutes into the bake). This is because the home oven has a lower temperature (~500 degrees) and the pizza needs to bake longer (around 6-7 minutes) than it would if baked in a high temp oven. 6 or 7 minutes at 500 degrees will burn the fresh mozzarella.

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