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Pizza Margherita | Simple ingredients create an outstanding pizza!

Homemade Pizza Margherita

My family’s favorite pizza!





  1. Combine water, honey, and yeast. Let rest about 5-10 minutes..mixture should be foamy. Mix flour and salt the bowl of a stand mixer fit with the dough hook. Knead on low speed (check your manufacturer’s instructions so you don’t burn out your motor) or knead by hand for 10 minutes. Dough should be elastic and slightly sticky.
  2. Oil a mixing bowl, add dough then turn to coat dough with oil. Cover with plastic and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about an hour.
  3. Place pizza stone into oven and preheat to 450º.
  4. Punch dough down and divide dough in half (freeze half for use later). Pat out dough into a large circle onto parchment paper, top with tomatoes, cheese, then season with salt, pepper and basil strips. Drizzle with olive oil. Using pizza peel, slide pizza and parchment onto pizza stone. Bake about 15 minutes or till crust is brown and cheese is bubbly.


Dough recipe adapted from Cuisine at Home (note that this recipe will make enough for 2 pizzas. Save half for another day or double the toppings).
Total time does not reflect proofing time.