Artificial Delights

Authentic Margherita Pizza

International & Regional Cuisines

This recipe guides you through the process of creating a professional and authentic Margherita pizza that will transport your taste buds to Italy. With its simple yet flavorful combination of fresh ingredients, including ripe tomatoes, fragrant basil, and creamy mozzarella, this classic pizza captures the essence of Italian cuisine. The homemade pizza dough is stretched to perfection and topped with a vibrant tomato sauce, aromatic herbs, and gooey cheese. Prepare to savor each bite of this traditional Margherita pizza that embodies the true spirit of Italian gastronomy.


  • 1 pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper for taste


Preheat your oven to 475°F (245°C) and place a pizza stone or baking sheet inside to heat up.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough into a round shape of your desired thickness.

Transfer the rolled-out dough onto a pizza peel or the back of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.

Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce, covering the entire surface.

Arrange the sliced tomatoes on top of the cheese, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the pizza for added flavor.

Carefully transfer the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone or baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.

Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.

Garnish with fresh basil leaves and a drizzle of olive oil before serving.

Indulge in the art of authentic Margherita pizza, topped with vibrant tomatoes, fragrant basil, and gooey mozzarella cheese. A taste of Italy in every bite.