Saturday, February 22, 2014

Homemade margherita pizza

Homemade pizza is a very popular meal in our house. We've evolved over the years from frozen store-bought pizza, to basic homemade, to full-blown pizza. We still haven't tackled the crust, but we probably will soon because I don't really care for the store-bought stuff.'s what we do. 

Start with the crust. Pre-heat oven to 400° and spread out the dough on a cookie sheet. 

Cook for 10ish minutes, or until the crust is nice and brown. Like so-

While the crust is cooking, you can make your sauce. We use these whole tomatoes (San Marzano is the best).

Pour the tomatoes in a bowl and mix around. Since they're whole tomatoes, you kinda gotta mash them up with your hands. Then add in 3-4 smashed garlic cloves, and 4-5 fresh basil leaves. That's it!

Once your crust is done, transfer it to a pizza stone or a rack. We happen to have 2 spare oven racks, so we use those!

Then layer your toppings. Pour a healthy amount of sauce on the crust, add 6-7 fresh basil leaves (covering the top), and then rip apart some fresh mozzarella. We generally use an entire ball of mozzarella per pizza. 

Then put the pizza back in the oven for another 10ish minutes or until the cheese is melted. 

That's it! So simple and delicious! If we tackle the crust- I'll let you know! ;)


  1. You should try the pre-made crusts from Boboli! They are WAY better than the Pillsbury if you aren't into making your own :)

    1. Thanks for the tip! I've seen those and wondered if they were any good. I'll have to try it out!!

  2. If you have a bread maker you can make the crusts in that! Super easy, and no kneading and rising and kneading and cussing... This makes me want to make pizza this week.

    1. I don't own a bread maker, but am beginning to think I need one!!! :)