I wrote about this pizza a long time ago, but it’s so good I really think it needs a new post (and some updated pictures…if you click back to the old post, please don’t laugh). We love this pizza. Love it.
In the summer, when fresh tomatoes and basil are plentiful, we eat it once a week. It’s easily one of our favorite meals, and when Mike asks what’s for dinner, an answer of “margarita pizza” puts a huge smile on his face. He also gave it a 4.75 rating, one of his highest ever.
Now that I’ve talked it up so much, I’m almost embarrassed to tell you how simple it is. All you need is a few ingredients and approximately 25 minutes, and you have a delicious pizza dinner. You can make your own pizza crust, or use a store-bought mix – this pizza is good no matter how you make it! I must, however, recommend my favorite pizza crust recipe ever: perfect homemade pizza crust.
Please try this pizza. I’m hungry just thinking about it.
- 1 unbaked pizza crust (1/2 of this recipe)
- 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 large Garlic clove, smashed
- 2 large fresh tomatoes, thinly sliced (or 3-4 roma tomatoes)
- Mozzarella cheese
- 10 leaves fresh Basil, torn (you can substitute dried basil but it's not quite as good)
- Salt and pepper
- Prepare pizza dough according to the directions.
- Place olive oil and garlic in a microwave safe container and microwave for 30 seconds, then allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
- Roll out the pizza crust and brush with garlic oil.
- Place tomatoes in a single layer on the crust, then top with cheese and basil.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper over the whole thing and bake according to the pizza crust directions.
from Ellen Swaney
I love margherita pizza because I don't like tomato sauce! It is really one of my favorites. 🙂
oh that looks delicious! I've been experimenting with pizza crusts and the one I made here is pretty thin (how hubby prefers) http://simplylifeblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/whole-wheat-pesto-pizza.html
drunken pizza! haha <3
That pizza looks phenomenal!
I LOVE your pizza recipe, Megan! I make it at least once a week. I haven't tried microwaving the garlic and oil though. Does that boost the flavor of the oil? Hmm… I'll have to try it. I love making this with fresh mozzarella cheese too. Yum. Thanks for all of your great recipes!
ooohhhhh Megan, the ways you tempt me….
Mmm! I'm making this as soon as I find some decent tomatoes! I want your pizza pan too! I bet it makes the best crust.
I don't even like tomatoes and this dish has me drooling. Bookmarked!
andrea – thanks for the comment! haha after having pizza at your house, I think you make it better than I do! I think that heating the garlic/oil just kind of infuses the garlic flavor into the oil. Then I just brush the oil over the crust. Not sure how much of a difference it makes, but it works so I do it. I'm convinced the real secret of this pizza is the salt and pepper on top. 🙂
Jolon – at least it's not another dessert 🙂 (although I've got a great one coming soon!)
amanda – My pizza pan does make a pretty good crust, but someday I'd really like to have a pizza stone. I bet that would make it even better 🙂
Thanks for posting this recipe! I love homemade pizza. 🙂
DINNER READY… IS PIZZA?!
haha, anon @ 4:36, did you just reference this??
I shouldn't be reading blogs at the moment because this is making me REALLY hungry (at 10pm at night). Looks great!
Thanks so much for linking up. I LOVE Pizza Margarita. And you are right, so easy to make!! If you get that good thin crust pizza recipe post it please!!!!!
Awesome pizza, love the simplicity of it 🙂
I was going to make pizza tonight, but ran out of time…if i would have logged on earlier I could have used your recipe..simple quick and tasty
This looks so delicious! And the simpler the better in my book!
Love pizza Margarita!
I usually buy this pizza at Costco – homemade take & bake – but I would much rather make it myself! So yummy!
Way to go! This looks so scrumptious! I made Pizza on Friday!
This looks great! I've got to make a Margarita pizza one of these day!
I just made this pizza tonight. Delish! I’ve made lots of pizza’s before but this was by far the very best. This one will def be on my list of go-to’s!!!!!
P.S. I didn’t modify anything, I made it exactly the way Megan did.