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Margherita Pizza with fresh tomatoes

Perfect Margherita Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes

  • Author: Zaza
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Classic Pizza Recipes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian-American


This pizza recipe uses fresh tomatoes to give an in-season kick to a classic margherita pizza.



2 pints whole cherry tomatoes, roasted or fresh

1 jar crushed tomatoes

1 lb fresh mozzarella cheese, torn

1 tsp salt, divided

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fresh basil (as much as you’d like)

1 recipe sourdough pizza dough


  1. Heat your oven to 500┬░F.
  2. If you’re using a pizza stone, allow the stone to heat up in the oven for at least 30 minutes before baking on it.
  3. Stretch out one of the pizza dough rounds onto a pizza peel dusted with flour, or onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (if not using a pizza stone).
  4. Spoon the crushed tomatoes (just a thing layer will do) on top of the stretched out dough.
  5. Place pieces of torn mozzarella on top of the tomatoes.
  6. Next add some cherry tomatoes (fresh or roasted). Place a scattered amount around the top of the pizza, so that every slice will have a few tomatoes on it.
  7. Drizzle the pizza with about 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with about 1/2 tsp salt.
  8. Slide your pizza into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling!
  9. Remove from the oven, garnish with fresh basil and serve.

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