Easy Pizza Margherita

April 16, 2012 3:55 PM EDT
Pizza Margherita
Pizza Margherita (Photo: Flickr)

Pizza Margherita was first made in 1899 when Queen Marghereta visited Napels. The ingredients of the pizza include tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil which represent the colors of the Italian flag.

10 inches thin pizza crust
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
5 large basil leaves
5 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese (optional)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
2. Drizzle olive oil over the dough.
3. Arrange fresh mozzarella cheese and then tomato slices.
4. Lightly add salt and pepper to taste.
5. Spread the fresh basil leaves.
6. Bake the pizza for about 10 minutes.
7. Add Parmesan cheese before serving (optional).


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