Classic thick crust margherita pizza Recipe

Classic thick crust margherita pizza is a traditional Italian dish that features a thick and chewy crust topped with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil leaves. The crust is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, providing the perfect base for the flavorful toppings. This pizza is a crowd-pleaser and is great for sharing with friends and family.

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2hr 38minstotal
2hr 20minsPrep
2hr 20m.Prep
Classic thick crust margherita pizza

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Ingredients for Classic thick crust margherita pizza Recipe

  • 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/10 teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/10 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/10 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/10 cup Warm Water
  • 1/5 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/20 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 0.80 ounce Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • as needed Fresh Basil Leaves

Directions: Classic Thick Crust Margherita Pizza Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 475°F (245°C) and place a pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven to heat up.
  • STEP 2.In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, yeast, salt, and sugar. Gradually add in the warm water and olive oil, mixing until a dough forms.
  • STEP 3.Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise for about 1 hour.
  • STEP 4.Once the dough has risen, punch it down and divide it into two equal portions. Roll out each portion into a thick round shape, about 12 inches in diameter.
  • STEP 5.Transfer the dough rounds onto a pizza peel or baking sheet dusted with cornmeal. Spread a layer of tomato sauce over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  • STEP 6.Top the sauce with slices of fresh mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add fresh basil leaves on top.
  • STEP 7.Carefully transfer the pizzas onto the preheated pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • STEP 8.Remove the pizzas from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before slicing. Serve hot and enjoy!

Cooking Tips

  • For a crispier crust, pre-bake the dough for a few minutes before adding the toppings.
  • Use high-quality ingredients, such as San Marzano tomatoes and fresh buffalo mozzarella, for the best flavor.
  • Feel free to customize your margherita pizza by adding additional toppings like olives, mushrooms, or pepperoni.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover pizza can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat the pizza, place it in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Serve the margherita pizza as a main course or cut it into smaller slices for appetizers or party snacks.
calories per serving
9 g Fat8 g Protein41 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp