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Margherita Pizza - a simple classic recipe that's made with Heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil. Easy and perfect for busy weeknights. Best of all, simple to customize with your favorite toppings

Margherita Pizza

Easy Margherita Pizza is the perfect homemade fix for Pizza Night. It's fresh, simple and has all the classic flavors you love about the classic Italian favorite.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy weeknight meal, vegetarian pizza recipe
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 354 kcal


  • 1/2 cup pizza or tomato sauce use your favorite or a good quality version
  • 1 homemade or store-bought pizza crust
  • 1/3 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup freshly shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese sliced into 1/2 inch thick pieces
  • 3 heirloom tomatoes sliced (or any tomato you like)
  • handful of fresh basil


  1. Prepare the pizza dough according to directions and shape onto a large round non-stick pizza pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 550F.
  3. Spread tomato sauce on top of pizza crust. Sprinkle evenly with shredded cheeses, top with a few heirloom tomatoes and then a few Mozzarella slices.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 7-10 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and the cheese is bubbling. Remove from the oven and top with fresh basil and black pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Margherita Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/6 pizza))
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 819mg34%
Potassium 242mg7%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 9.8mg12%
Calcium 372mg37%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.