Cheese & Tomato Pizza

Cheese & Tomato Pizza

5 from 7 votes
Even a beginner chef can master the art of pizza with this margherita pizza recipe. This is a classic homemade pizza recipe with soft dough, tomato sauce, and oozing with cheese. Who needs takeout when you make the perfect cheese pizza at home?

Now, who doesn’t love a cheesy slice of pizza? This cheese and tomato pizza recipe, made with my own pizza dough and topped with mozzarella cheese, is ideal for pizza night. You simply need a few ingredients to make delicious homemade pizza in no time.

So, takeout pizza used to be a regular occurrence in my family, and I know it wasn’t good for the family considering how unhealthy it is.

At one point my husband even tried to find the largest pizza he could find in our local (sort of local) takeaways. We tried a lot of takeaways. Needless to say, it didn’t go very well. I think the largest we managed to find was 24 inches or something like that.

Anyway, it got to the point where I was fed up with eating greasy pizza and I thought to myself why not make a homemade version? And so, this recipe was born.

Now we rarely get pizza from takeaways. Why bother when this recipe tastes just good, if not better?

This recipe is specifically for a margherita pizza but obviously you can adapt it as necessary to suit your own personal preferences. Sometimes I like to mix it up and add chicken or tuna depending on what the kids are feeling!

If you are adding extra toppings to the pizza, always make sure you add them on top of the cheese as this will allow them to get direct heat and cook faster.

I always pair this pizza dough recipe with my homemade pizza sauce, and it goes down a treat every time.

Are you a pizza lover? Then try this simple margherita pizza recipe. Learn how to make pizza at home for the ultimate Friday night feast. Margherita pizza is a homemade classic that is sure to be a hit with anyone and everyone.

With my recipe, you will be able to have a perfect Margherita pizza every time that you won’t ever think of buying takeaway Margherita pizza again. This recipe has the ultimate combination of mouth-watering mozzarella cheese, tangy tomato sauce, and crispy crust!

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Cheese & Tomato Pizza

by Nabeela Kauser
Even a beginner chef can master the art of pizza with this margherita pizza recipe. This is a classic homemade pizza recipe with soft dough, tomato sauce, and oozing with cheese. Who needs takeout when you make the perfect cheese pizza at home?
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 264 kcal



  • In a small bowl mix the warm water with the sugar and yeast and leave to rest for 10 minutes to allow the yeast will activate – when the yeast has activated the mixture should be foamy and there should be small bubbles forming at the top
  • In a large bowl add the flour, salt, olive and the yeast mixture then mix until combined before transferring to the worktop and kneading for a further 8-10 minutes
  • Oil the bowl and transfer the dough into it then cover the dough with clingfilm and leave to rest for at least 1 hour to allow it to rise – preferably overnight to allow the yeast to ferment and create more flavour
  • When the dough has proofed flour the worktop sparingly and transfer the dough on then kneed for 2-3 minutes
  • Split the dough into two equal parts and create a smooth ball with each part – at this point it is also a good time to turn on the oven 200°C (400°F) gas mark 6 to allow it to preheat
  • With each dough ball use your hands to press down and outwards to create a circular base – do not use a rolling pin as this will push all the air out giving a tough base
  • Transfer the pizza bases onto 12-inch pizza pans
  • Use a ladle to spread the pizza sauce leaving approximately 1cm around the edge to create a crust then add the cheese – if you would like to add more toppings then add them on top of the cheese now
  • Bake at the top of the oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is golden brown
  • Serve with crispy French fries and enjoy!



Calories: 264kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 10gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 535mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 149IUVitamin C: 1mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 94mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Cheese, Food, Margherita, Pizza, Recipe, Tomato
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9 months ago

5 stars
I’m going to try thus today insha Allah

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