Classic Pizza Margherita Recipe -
Classic Pizza Margherita Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Classic Pizza Margherita

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"An easy pizza deserves an easy salad, so open a bag of Caesar salad, sit back and enjoy."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Place pizza crust on baking sheet.
  2. Spread pesto over pizza crust. Arrange tomatoes over pesto. Sprinkle with cheese and crushed red pepper.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Cut into wedges.
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Oct 09, 2008

This was pretty good did make some changes. I used fresh mozzarella. Next time I will make homemade pesto and not put as much on it. It was a little strong.

Jun 01, 2010

One of my favorite pizza styles, however I didn't use the pesto & basil combo. I instead sprinkled the crust with red pepper flakes, then layered the cheese, the tomato slices, the fresh chopped basil, and a little more cheese on top. Now THAT'S pizza margherita!

Jun 25, 2009

I used homemade pesto and Jay's Crust from this site, but store bought would have tasted good as well. I used regular sliced tomatoes, and added basil leaves. I seasoned it with just a bit of garlic salt and oregano, then topped it with mozzarella and parmesan. This came out wonderfully! I love a simple pizza.


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  • Calories
  • 257 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 13.4 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 519 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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