Classic Margherita Pizza Recipe

Classic Margherita Pizza

Prep Time : 20-25 Minutes
Cooking Time : 20-25 Minutes
Serves : 2
If you're a pizza lover, a classic Margherita pizza is probably high on your list of favourites. The colours of the red tomato sauce, white mozzarella cheese, and green basil typically represent colours of the Italian flag. Created in the 19th century by a piemaker from Naples, this pizza was named Queen Margherita because of how much she enjoyed it. Use Sorrentina’s All Purpose Italian Tomato Sauce and a sprinkle of Sorrentina’s Pizza Pasta Seasoning to put together an incredibly satisfying Italian pizza that will impress even a queen!
20-25 Minutes
20-25 Minutes


For the dough

  • 250 gms refined flour + for dusting
  • 1 tbsp olive oil + for greasing
  • 2 tsps instant dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3rd cup lukewarm water

To assemble

  • Polenta for dusting
  • Sorrentina All Purpose Italian Tomato Sauce
  • 200 gms fresh mozzarella cheese Fresh basil leaves
  • Sorrentina Pizza Pasta Seasoning


    1. To make your Margherita Pizza, activate yeast by mixing it with sugar and lukewarm water. Set aside for 2 minutes and once the yeast turns frothy, it’s ready to be used
    2. Start making the pizza dough by mixing flour, salt and the activated yeast with water and kneading it to form a soft dough. Once the dough starts coming together, add some oil and knead again. Cover it with a wet muslin cloth and set aside in a warm place for 10-15 minutes to prove
    3. In the meantime, preheat an oven to 180°C 
    4. Divide the prepared dough into 2 equal portions. Shape it into a ball, dust polenta and some refined flour on a worktop and roll the dough into a disc. (either with a rolling pin. It’s  best to use your hands)
    5. Grease a baking tray with some oil and transfer the prepared pizza base on it. Dock the pizza dough with a fork and bake in a preheated oven for 5 minutes.
    6. Brush the base with olive oil and spread an even layer of All Purpose Italian Tomato Sauce on the base
    7. Top it with mozzarella cheese followed by some basil leaves.
    8. Sprinkle Pizza Pasta Seasoning and bake at 180°C for 10-15 minutes.
    9. Cut into slices and enjoy.
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