Margherita is a thin-crust Italian classic pizza. It was invented in Naples, and named after Queen Margherita. According to legend, during Queen Margherita’s 1889 visit to Naples, she was served pizza made in the colors of Italy’s flag: white (mozzarella) and green (basil). Margherita became the popular name for this pizza.
Margherita is traditionally topped with tomato, mozzarella, basil, and grated Parmesan. It is usually baked in a wood fired oven but you can easily make it yourself at home. I use a homemade dough (store bought works as well), a hot oven, and sheet pans to create a crisp, chewy, pizza crust. The sauce can be made in only 5 minutes and is a quick, no-cook Neapolitan sauce using canned San Marzano Tomatoes. When making Margherita pizza, it’s essential to use high-quality ingredients and not overload the pizza with too many toppings. It’s best to keep the toppings minimal, as too many sauces and cheeses will cause the pizza to become soggy.
What You’ll Need To Make Margherita Pizza
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