Heirloom Margherita Pizza


There is truly nothing better than homemade Heirloom Margarita Pizza. My recipe is super simple to make and free of preservatives. Try this at home in your own oven. No pizza oven required. You’ll never want to order out again. 


For the Pizza Dough

4 cups Bread Flour

1 teaspoon Sugar

1 envelope Instant Dry Yeast

2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt

1.5 cups Warm Water

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

For the Pizza Toppings

2, 8 oz packages of Sliced Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

2 Medium Heirloom Tomatoes

1 package of Fresh Basil

1, 15 oz can of Muir Glen Organic Pizza Sauce

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

2 tablespoons Olive Oil


Preheat oven to 450°F.

To make the pizza dough, combine bread flour, sugar, yeast and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and combine. While the mixer is running, add the water and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Beat until dough forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball. Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 1 hour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let rest for 10 minutes.

To make the pizza, cut the tomatoes thinly and place on top of a paper towel. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Allow to sit to remove some of the water from the slices.

While tomatoes are working their magic, sprinkle flour on countertop. Roll pizza dough out with a rolling pin into a nice circle to fit on your round pizza stone or round pan. (Note: You can also roll the dough to fit an 18” x 26” cookie sheet, as well.)

Lightly grease stone or cookie sheet with olive oil and place rolled pizza crust on pan.

Begin building your pizza by adding pizza sauce, tomato slices, basil, and torn mozzarella at the end. Brush edges of dough with 1 tablespoon olive oil and finish with a drizzle of olive oil over the top of your finished pizza (roughly 1 tablespoon) before going in to the oven. 

Bake your homemade pizza for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbly. 

Allow to cool slightly before slicing. Serve and enjoy!

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Inactive Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10-15

Servings: 4