Recipe: Pizza marghuerita


imageLast week I wrote about making whole wheat pizza dough. Starting today, I’ll be giving you lots of ideas for topping the dough! I’ll be posting some different recipes over the next few weeks, starting with the classic: pizza marghuerita. This is an incredibly simple recipe that tastes incredibly good.

(See all pizza-related recipes I’ve posted so far here.)


  • pizza peel
  • pizza stone (mine are all second-hand are are this kind)
  • spatula or similar for removing pizza from stone (or you can use the pizza to do that)


  • Whole wheat pizza dough (recipe here)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup canned, crushed tomatoes with basil
  • 4 to 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into disks
  • salt and pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat pizza stone in a 500°F for about 30 minutes.
  2. Roll out pizza dough and place on peel.
  3. Top with crushed tomatoes, followed by mozzarella. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper, if desired.
  4. Transfer pizza from peel to preheated stone. Bake 7-8 minutes at 500°F, until cheese bubbles and edge of crust has slightly browned.
  5. Serve immediately

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