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Classic margherita pizzaHarry Weir

How To Make A Classic Margherita Pizza

Sometimes the simple things are the best. This recipe is your go-to for pizza perfection.



  • Pizza dough ball, rolled out to a 12-inch size (get recipe here)
  • 1 ladle tomato passata
  • 5/6 leaves of fresh basil 1
  • 25g buffalo mozzarella
  • 50g grated Parmesan


  1. Roll out the pizza dough ball to a 12-inch size on a lightly floured worktop and transfer to an oiled baking tray.
  2. Spread the passata over the centre of the rolled dough, leaving about an inch from the edge.
  3. Tear the basil leaves over the sauced area and place thin slices of the mozzarella all around the base.
  4. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and give it a good drizzle of olive oil.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 250C/Gas mark 9.
  6.  Serve immediately.

Image: Harry Weir


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