Margherita Pizza

Margherita Pizza

This no-fuss recipe for margherita pizza relies on quality ingredients to highlight the flavor profile rather than a bunch of complex spices and cheeses.

This healthy pizza recipe sticks to the classic set of ingredients, tomato, mozzarella, and basil.

But our version cuts out the white flour in favor of whole-wheat pizza dough.

To find out how to make your own whole-wheat dough, check out this recipe for this delicious Chicken Pizza.

Margherita pizza
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Pizza Margherita

This delicious homemade Margherita pizza features whole wheat pizza dough, EVOO, shredded Mozzarella cheese, and fresh whole leaf basil.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pizza
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 237 kcal
Author BODi


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 (16-oz.) package whole wheat pizza dough, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce, no sugar added
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • ¼ cup whole basil leaves, torn in small pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 450° F.

  2. Lightly coat 12-inch pizza pan with spray. Starting at the center, and moving outward, use your fingertips to press dough to ½-inch thick. Stretch dough until it won’t stretch any further. Let dough relax for 5 minutes; continue to stretch to desired diameter.

  3. Drizzle oil over dough; spread with a pastry brush to the edges. 

  4. Spread tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a quarter-inch border.

  5. Layer with cheese, tomato, and basil.

  6. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbling.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Pizza Margherita
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 494mg21%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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½ Blue

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