Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Home made Margherita Pizza

Last night I made margherita pizza for N and I and we both loved it.  I have been meaning to try my hand at it for some time but always put it off.  Probably because our local pizza place, West Crust, makes a really great one.  But still.

What tipped the scales yesterday is that West Crust was closed, sadly.  I went to the grocery store, armed with my craving, ready to resign myself to a heat up, frozen version because sometimes you've just got to do it, you guys.  But would you know that all the frozen "margherita" pizzas have red sauce?  I've never met a marg. with red sauce, personally.  

Last night, the craving was bad so I just decided to make one myself.  I was already at the store so half of my normal excuse was already null, so why not?

I did a quick google search and between that and my expert knowledge of chef-ery I got all my ingredients and ended up with a pretty awesome dinner.

It's super easy and making it involves chopping up vegetables and herbs,  ones that smell ahhh-mazing, so it was something that I could handle.

I used a pre-made pizza crust this time around because it was already 9pm but I have used this recipe from Smitten Kitchen when making pizza in the past and it's pretty good.


1 Pizza Crust (or make your own)
2 tsp. of extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1 roma tomato, thinly sliced
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese (fresh is best but shredded is good too)
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese


Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Use 1 tsp. of olive oil and brush on a thin layer on the crust.

Arrange the basil, tomato slices and mozzarella cheese on top.

Combine 1 tsp. of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and drizzle over the pizza.  

Spread the parmesan cheese over the top.

Bake 10 minutes (or until cheese is melted).

Like I said, crazysuper easy.  

Now enjoy with wine and a few episodes of Revolution.  That show, you guys.


  1. This looks amazing!!! My last attempt at making pizza was a fail but i think i could tackle this with no prob

  2. We eat pizza weekly but never think about baking any of our own, looks delicious!

  3. Okay, that looks AMAZING! May have to make this within' the next week or so for dinner. Looks like I'd win major girlfriend points! ;)

  4. I have never made pizza at home but I think I could handle this!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  5. YUM YUM YUM! whoa, sorry for caps. Actually, not sorry. this looks wonderful.

  6. This looks amazing!

    -Pittsburgh Glamour

  7. That seems so simple, yet delicious. Will have to try!

  8. Definitely need to make this! You made such a simple dish sound (and look) so exquisite! Lovely!