Margherita Pizza


  • 28 oz. can of whole tomatoes drained
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese ball thinly sliced
  • Pizza dough
  • Fresh basil (about 6 large leaves torn into pieces.
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil


  1. Preheat oven according to package directions.
  2. Place tomatoes into a saucepan and use a potato masher to crush them. Then add in oregano, garlic salt, and tomato paste. Simmer on
    low/medium heat for 15 minutes.
  3. Roll out pizza dough onto greased baking sheet. Prebake dough for 12 minutes (unless it states otherwise on package directions).
  4. Spread 1 1/2 cups sauce on pizza. Then scatter mozzarella slices.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes (or until crust is golden brown).
  6. Remove from oven and arrange basil on the pizza. Drizzle olive oil on the pizza.
Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.

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