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Margherita Pizza

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Holly


  • 1 recipe for pizza dough
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 medium Roma tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 2 cups freshly grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 7 large basil leaves torn into small pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Oil a large pizza pan. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine olive oil and minced garlic. Add tomato slices and let tomatoes marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Spread pizza dough out onto prepared pizza pan. Brush dough with the olive oil/garlic mixture. Sprinkle cheeses evenly all over the top of dough. Place tomato slices evenly over the cheese.
  • Sprinkle the torn basil leaves evenly over the top.
  • Bake pizza in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges of pizza are nice and golden brown. Remove pizza from oven. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy!