Margherita Pizza

   Mmmmm pizza. There's just something so addictive about it. I guess it's the soft pizza dough.. the gooey mozzarella cheese... oh lordy. It's irresistible! I love how you can make pizza so many different ways. This authentic Margherita version is one of my favorites. Whenever we go down to Vegas to eat at The Cheesecake Factory, I always order it. It is to die for!

Margherita Pizza

1 recipe for Homemade pizza dough (enough for a 16 inch pizza)
(try this one! It's my go-to pizza dough.)
7-8 ripe Roma Tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
12 ounces fresh Mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (optional)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
Kosher salt and black pepper, for sprinkling

DIRECTIONS:  Lightly oil a 16 inch pizza pan. Prepare dough, roll it out and place in prepared pan. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Dice the tomatoes and discard seeds. Place tomatoes in a large bowl and combine with the olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spread tomato mixture over the pizza dough.
Bake 15-20 minutes on the lowest oven rack.

Remove pizza from oven and arrange mozzarella and Parmesan on top of tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Return to oven until cheese is melted and bubbling. (about 5-10 more minutes)
Top with basil and serve!

(Recipe Source: The Food Nanny)



Mal said...

Yum! So perfectly simple and delicious looking

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Megan Pence said...

There is nothing better than a pizza Margherita!

Val said...

My all-time favorite pizza.

Aimee said...

My favorite pizza! Yummers!

Becki's Whole Life said...

I love the simplicity of this pizza - but it looks wonderful and full of flavor! I like that you use fresh tomatoes:-).

Anthony Paul said...

Margherita Pizza is my favorite. I guess it's worth tasting. The making process of this pizza is very delicious and that's why often I used to make it. Thanks for this post. It's made my mood for Margherita Pizza.

Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 said...

Not only does this look amazingly delicious, but it's so pretty, too!

Words Of Deliciousness said...

Yum, this is a tasty looking pizza. I love homemade pizza, it is the best.

From Valeries Kitchen said...

This is perfection. I need some!