Pizza Margherita

Preparation info
  • Makes

    two 11 inch

    • Difficulty


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By James Peterson

Published 2007

  • About

In Italy, pizza margherita is on the menu in virtually every restaurant that serves pizza. It’s simple and ubiquitous, and often the most satisfying pizza there is.


  • Pizza Dough (at left)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced


Preheat the oven to 500°F. Brush two 11-inch pizza pans with half of the oil. Divide the dough in half and round each half into a ball. Shape each dough portion with your fingers, pressing and turning, until the dough is at least somewhat round, and about 11 inches in diameter, and the