Garlicky tomato sauce is topped with fresh mozzarella and basil, all on an irresistibly chewy crust.
Crushed or pureéd San Marzano tomatoes Garlic Extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and black pepper Dough Parmesan cheese Fresh mozzarella cheese Basil leaves Red chili flakes
Preheat your oven and a pizza pan to 500ºF for at least an hour. Dust a pizza peel with semolina or all-purpose flour.
Combine the tomatoes, garlic, and oil, then season with salt and pepper. Slice the mozzarella into ¼-inch-thick rounds.
Shape and prepare the dough. Place it on the prepared pizza peel. Brush the dough with olive oil and spread tomato sauce. Add cheese and basil on top.
Bake for 6 to 7 minutes, or until the edges of the crust are crispy and golden.
Odds are, you’ve had a Margherita pizza at some point in your life.
They have an authentic Italian-style thin crust, perfectly balanced tomato sauce, and stretchy mozzarella.