Pizza Margherita Recipe

The quintessential pizza, named for Italy’s Queen Margherita and sporting the colors of the Italian flag.

I wanted to share with you this YUMMY recipe not only you but your kids will love (at least mine do). It is not hard to make and all you need is a few things. I LOVE to cook and I think it is so crazy that their are so many people who don't cook now a days, how ladies get a man not knowing how to cook is beyond me and what about if you have kids they need to eat good home cooked meals right, so get to it and get your butt in the kitchen people!
"Piacere il suo cibo"


Pizza Dough

1 cup simple tomato sauce (I like Pomì strained tomatoes)

8 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced

About 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

24 fresh basil leaves

Coarse sea salt


1. Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for indirect grilling. Place the pizza stone in its frame on the grill.

2. Divide the dough into 4 pieces and shape each one into a ball. Let rest for 15 minutes, loosely covered with a tea towel or plastic wrap.

3. Using a floured rolling pin or your hands, stretch each ball into a 9- to 10-inch round (the shape doesn’t have to be perfect). Carefully lay one round of dough on the pizza stone over the hottest part of the grill and cook until the bottom is lightly browned and dry, about 2 minutes. Using tongs, gently lift up the dough, flip over, and cook for just 30 seconds. Transfer to a baking sheet, with the less cooked side up, and repeat with the remaining dough rounds. Let cool.

4. Divide the sauce among the partially cooked pizzas and, using the back of a kitchen spoon, spread it evenly to within ½ inch of the edges of the dough. Divide the cheese among the pizzas.

5. Place 1 or 2 pizzas at a time on the cooler part of the grill or back on the pizza stone and cook until the cheese is melted and the bottoms are crisp and golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and drizzle with a little olive oil. Scatter 6 torn basil leaves over each pizza and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Cut into slices with a pizza wheel and serve hot.

NOTE:  But be sure to let the dough set and firm up on the grill before flipping it over, or it may stick or tear.

Makes 4 pizzas