Pizza Margherita

The classic Margherita pizza is easy to prepare and a delicious meatless main dish.

Margherita Pizza Good Cheap Eats

Friday night is our typical pizza night. Homemade pizza. It’s taken a few years to get it just right. But, we’re getting there.

Five kids prefer pepperoni. One wants just cheese. The adventurous one of the group will try the other experiments that I make, especially if they have meat on them.

This one doesn’t.

But, man it’s good.

The history of the Margherita Pizza is that some chef invented it to honor a visiting Queen Margherita. The red, green, and white of the toppings were designed to represent the Italian flag.

Margherita Pizza unbaked

Hubs and I have ordered this pizza at pizzerias and I’ve made several versions at home. This is the method that we like the best. Some folks put sauce on the crust; we prefer it without.

At Giovanni’s in Santa Ynez, CA, we tried one with a spice blend on top. We really liked that so I use Jamie’s Spice Mix to top it which adds a great bit of flavor.

Margherita Pizza ingredients

It’s a pretty simple recipe: crust, olive oil, spice mix, tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil. Yum!


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  1. Delicious! My husband loves Margherita pizza! I’ll have to try this!

  2. Love this! Friday is our homemade pizza night too. We have 7 kids, and find that 4 large pizzas covers us. I can’t wait to try your pizza Margherita! Thanks!!


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