Margherita Pizza

Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe

Margherita Pizza

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, vegetarian
Servings 2


  • Food processor (optional)
  • Rolling Pin


  • 2 packets of pizza base mix or 2 ready-made bases
  • 400 g (14 oz) fresh mozzarella cheese roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh tomato pasta sauce or passata
  • 8 ripe plum tomatoes
  • 4 crushed garlic cloves
  • handful of fresh basil
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to around 220C.
  • If you are using a packet pizza base mix, make up the base following the instructions on the packet.
  • Remove the seeds, core and juices from the plum tomatoes then roughly chop them up, place in a food processor and puree them with the basil leaves. Stir in the fresh tomato pasta sauce or passata and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Season well.
  • Roll out the pizza bases to 30cm (12 inch) circles and place them on lightly oiled baking trays. Drizzle each with a little olive oil.
  • Spoon the tomato sauce over the bases, spreading it up to the rim. Scatter the mozzarella cheese over the top of each on and drizzle again with a little more olive oil.
  • Cook the pizza in the top half of the oven for around 10-15 minutes (this depends on how hot your oven is) or until the base is light brown and crisp and the topping is cooked.
  • If desired, once cooked, tear the remaining basil leaves and add some to each pizza before serving.