Ah, the Margherita pizza. Where to even begin with you. Now, I'll need to stop myself short before I wind up writing an entire ode to the dish itself. It's hard not to when you think about all this pizza has to offer: mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, juicy cherry tomatoes, and complementary seasoning. Even if you only get yourself a personal size, those four slices are some of the finest bites you'll encounter. However, if you don't feel like hitting up every Italian restaurant in your area, you can make a Margherita pizza in the comfort of your very own home.
Depending on how much you love tomatoes, you can add thinly sliced tomatoes to your Margherita pizza. Once you coat the crust with the garlic, mozzarella, and crushed tomatoes, you can place 1/2 a tomato, thinly sliced, on top. You can then garnish with basil leaves and head into the baking.
Some people also enjoy adding crushed red pepper flakes to the pizza. This is entirely up to you, though, and your dish will be just fine without them. It's just a little something extra that some people enjoy! You can also sprinkle on some oregano or extra basil leaves once the pizza is all ready to go.
The Margherita pizza is a classic choice for those who love bursts of flavor without going too nuts. With such tame ingredients and no heat added, this dish is a people-pleaser that you can bust out whenever you have guests coming over. Of course, you can always make yourself a personal sized pizza and no one would judge you...