Margherita pizza

Margherita Pizza is the combination of tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese.  These three simple ingredients topped on a homemade pizza dough make up one of my all time favorite pizzas!

Margherita pizza

This week’s Sunday Supper is all about the Farmers’ Market!  We are lucky enough to have an almost year round Farmers’ Market season but in the summer I look forward to peaches and tomatoes.  I buy them up like crazy when they are finally in season.  One of my favorite dishes to make with summer tomatoes is Margherita Pizza.  I first had Margherita Pizza while studying abroad in Greece.  There was a little pizza place, called Mystic Pizza, just around the corner from our hotel.  I had a Marghertia Pizza there at least a few times a week.  The owner told me that the colors of the Margherita Pizza, red, green and white, represent the Italian flag.

Margherita pizza

You can use any pizza dough you like – homemade or store bought.  I usually make homemade pizza dough, but this time I had some store bought whole wheat dough in the freezer that we used.  The recipe calls for fresh basil, but if, like me, you killed your basil plants then feel free to sprinkle on dried basil before baking.  If you have more Farmers’ Market veggies to use – check out my Three Cheese Garden Pizza for another delicious option.

Margherita pizza


Yields 4

Margherita Pizza

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 pound (or more) chopped Roma tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6 fresh basil leaves cut in to julienne strips
  • 1/4 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Pre-heat oven and pizza stone to 500 degrees or heat grill on high heat.
  2. In a small bowl combine olive oil, tomatoes, garlic and salt. Stir gently and set aside.
  3. Make pizza dough or use pre-made dough. Roll out and then brush lightly with more olive oil.
  4. Top the pizza dough with cheese and then tomato mixture. Drizzle with more olive oil.
  5. Bake in oven or on the grill for 8-10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly.
  6. Remove pizza from oven or grill. Top with Parmesan cheese and basil.
  7. Cool for 2-3 minutes before cutting and serving.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of this week’s Sunday Supper Farmers Market recipes!

Appetizers & Salads

Garlic Scape Dip from The Girl In the Little Red Kitchen
Onion Bacon Jam with Bread n’ Brie from Gotta Get Baked
Kale & Pepita Pesto from girlichef
Garden Quinoa Salad from The Urban Mrs
Grilled Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad from Pescetarian Journal
Watermelon-Feta Salad with Pomegranate Drizzle from The Weekend Gourmet

Soups & Sides

Watermelon Gazpacho from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Classic Gazpacho from Curious Cuisiniere
Pea Soup from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Pickled Garlic Scapes from kimchi MOM
Cheesy Zucchini Hodge Podge from Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Succotash from Magnolia Days
3 Easy Japanese Spinach Recipes from
Michigan-Made Meal with Seasoned Potato Chips from Foxes Love Lemons


Summer Veggie Pizza from Country Girl In The Village
Tomato Pie from The Hand That Rocks The Ladle
Kitchen Sink Vegetable Curry from What Smells So Good?
Margherita Pizza from Growing Up Gabel
Cheesy Zucchini Fritters from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Three Sauces with Summer Herbs to Transform a Simple Grilled Dinner from Cook the Story
Vegetable Quesadillas from Cookin’ Mimi
Mushroom Scallion Risotto from Vintage Kitchen Notes
Lemony Summer Linguine with Grilled Vegetables from Neighborfood
Pasta alla Norma Nuda from Juanita’s Cocina
Arugula Pizza from Family Foodie


Peach Cobbler from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Coconut Cherry Bars from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Lightened Up Peach and Blueberry Cobbler from Peanut Butter and Peppers

Cherry Brandy Cobbler from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Peach Maple Ice Cream from Pies and Plots
Cherry Clafoutis from Food Lust People Love
Roasted Figs with Caramel, Honey Ice Cream and Aged Balsamic from Crazy Foodie Stunts
Peach Ice Cream Paletas from Basic N Delicious
Gluten Free Sour Cherry Cake from No One Likes Crumbley Cookies

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53 comments on “Margherita Pizza

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  3. Your Pizza looks delicious! Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. This sounds absolutely positively heavenly! i adore margherita pizza and I’m totally envious you got to study abroad in Greece! That’s on my list of places to go 🙂

    So glad you linked this up to Mouthwatering Mondays! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a wonderful week!

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  7. OMG Camille, this looks SO good right now! I’ve been meaning to try grilling pizza, and after seeing this I just need to do it. YUM!

  8. Jamie on said:

    My family loves pizza, Camille – but it’s been so hot since we moved to Phoenix that we haven’t had it much. I’ve pinned this though – love the grill idea 😉 I’d like to invite you to link up to my All My Bloggy Friends party – it starts on Tuesday mornings at 7 am Eastern time and goes until Saturday night! Feel free to share this post and/or any others you would like to share! 🙂 I hope to see you there!

  9. This looks amazing!! Found you over at Tuesday Talent Show. I am co-hosting Tasty Tuesdays this week and would love for you to link up this recipe.
    Lori’s Culinary Creations

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  11. An old favorite of mine! Love this as pizza.

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  15. Camille, your pizza looks fabulous! I love margherita pizzas, but have never made one myself. I love how the flavour and quality of the ingredients shine through when they’re not overladen with too many toppings.

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  18. I can always appreciate a good margherita pizza, especially with fresh tomatoes. This looks so good!

  19. Love margherita pizza! Still need to try the whole pizza on the grill thing!

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  22. There is something perfect about margherita pizza with fresh tomatoes from the garden. I am really excited for my tomatoes to ripen up so I can have try this recipe

  23. The simple recipes and flavors always show a farmer´s market bounty so well. Though it´s not simple if you make your own dough! Beautiful pizza Camille!

  24. This proves that simple ingredients can make a great dish. Nice job!

  25. Margherita Pizza is hands down my favorite pizza. Love this!

  26. The touch of garlic with cheese and tomatoes on pizza crust has got to be heaven, Camille. So interesting to learn that the pizza is meant to resemble the Italian flag.

  27. The simple goodness of a margherita pizza. It’s one of the best ways to use tomatoes. Luckily I haven’t killed my basil plants so it’s fresh basil for me.

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  29. This is one of my fave pizzas, I always used to order it at the Italian bistro downtown!

  30. Yummy in your tummy good!

  31. I’m glad I’m not the only one who has killed a good deal of her garden :/ I love your pizza margharita…my family’s favorite!!!

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  35. This is one of my favorite pizza toppings. So simple, but so fresh and flavorful. Gorgeous picture!

  36. Ahhhhhh…my favorite kind of pizza! Yours is gorgeous!

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  39. My favorite kind of pizza next to a veggie pizza! Yours looks incredible!!

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  45. Your post is reminding me that I haven’t done a pizza on the grill yet this summer. I need to rectify this soon.

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  48. I love a simple and beautiful looking pizza, this looks delicious!

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  50. This looks fabulous. I’ve never had Margherita pizza but it’s on my to try list and after seeing your recipe I’ll be trying sooner rather than later.