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Gourmet Margherita Pizza Recipe

Indulge in the classic simplicity of a Gourmet Margherita Pizza. This timeless recipe focuses on fresh, quality ingredients, bringing the authentic flavors of Italy right to your kitchen.


  • Pizza dough: 1 pound (store-bought or homemade)
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced: 8 ounces
  • Ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced: 2
  • Fresh basil leaves: A handful
  • Extra-virgin olive oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic, minced: 2 cloves
  • Salt: to taste
  • Crushed red pepper flakes (optional): to taste


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 500°F (260°C). If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven to preheat.
  2. Prepare Dough: Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. Assemble Pizza: Drizzle olive oil over the dough. Spread the minced garlic evenly. Arrange the tomato slices and mozzarella cheese on top. Sprinkle with salt and red pepper flakes if desired.
  4. Bake: Transfer the pizza to the preheated pizza stone. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.
  5. Garnish and Serve: Remove from oven and immediately garnish with fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with a bit more olive oil if desired.

Savor the rich and authentic taste of your Gourmet Margherita Pizza!