Margherita Pizza is one of the most delicious pizzas, in my opinion. It is the one I turn to time and again. Luckily, it is easy enough to make a yummy Margherita Pizza at home that you won’t even want to go out to a restaurant for one!

Margherita Pizza | ©

For my Margherita Pizza, I keep the ingredients simple. Tomatoes, garlic, basil, cheese, oregano are just about all that I use along with my favorite homemade pizza sauce and pizza dough.

It results in a pizza that adults and kids alike love – especially my son’s buddies when they come over on pizza night.

To make my Margherita Pizza, sometimes we smoke it on our Big Green Egg, but to make it quickly for a weeknight perk, I use my 12-inch cast iron skillet in the oven. It makes for a perfectly browned, crispy crust every time.

Margherita Pizza | ©

Here’s my Margherita Pizza recipe. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does!

Margherita Pizza Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Margherita Pizza makes a classic, delicious pizza recipe that everyone loves. Get this family favorite Margherita Pizza for your next pizza night!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1/2 pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 pound Mozzarella cheese, cut into 1-inch thick slices or grated
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves


  • Preheat oven to 475º F. Drizzle 12-inch cast iron skillet with olive oil. Press pizza dough into the bottom of the skillet, creating a bit of an edge up the side of the skillet.
  • Spread pizza sauce on the pizza dough and layer with Mozzarella cheese and tomato slice. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake until edges of crust have browned and pizza has cooked throughout, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest for about 5 minutes.
  • Arrange basil leaves on top of pizza, slice and serve.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 586IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

Margherita Pizza | ©

This post contains affiliate links.

Welcome to Add A Pinch

About Robyn

Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Review


  1. This is my all-time favorite pizza, especially in the summer, when tomatoes and basil are at their best! Wonderful recipe, Robyn!

  2. This looks fabulous! I first had Margherita Pizza in Italy. Being Italian, we had simple pizza recipes at home growing up, sauce and cheese, but not really quite like those I had in Italy…love it! This recipe looks true to what I had in Italy, and it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    Delish—i used refrigerated basil from a jar and it was a perfect addition. I will be making this one again not only for dinner with soup or salad but a perfect party appetizer.