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Pizza Margarita

The classic Italian pizza with tomato, basil and fresh buffalo milk mozzarella.


  • 1 package of pizza dough
  • 2 cloves garlic one left whole and one minced
  • 2/3 cup tomato sauce or tomato puree*
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/2 8 oz container buffalo mozerella sliced
  • 10 fresh basil leaves torn
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Prepare pizza dough using my method above or according to package directions.
  • If using my method, rub par-baked crust with whole garlic clove.
  • Top crust with 2/3 cup of tomato puree, and sprinkle with minced garlic, and dried herbs.
  • Place sliced rounds of cheese on pizza and top with basil leaves.
  • Cook pizza in 500 degree oven for 5-10 minutes or until dough is cooked through and cheese is melted.
  • Remove pizza from oven, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.


*For this simple and classic pizza I use San Marzano tomato puree