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Very Simple Margherita Pizza Recipe

By Megan 24 Aug 2018


  • olive oil (for the tray)
  • 200g plain flour
  • 7g packet easy-blend dried yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 125ml warm water
  • 85ml passata
  • 100g mozzarella, half grated, half chopped
  • 2 tbsp. grated parmesan or vegetarian alternative 
  • small bunch basil, half chopped, half left whole
  • side salad, to serve (optional)
  • Toppings of your choice (if you fancy more than just Margherita!)


  • Heat oven to 240C/220C fan/gas 9.
  • Oil a 20 x 24cm baking tray. Mix the flour, yeast, ΒΌ tsp salt and the sugar in a bowl, then stir in the water. Bring the mixture together, knead until smooth, then press into the oiled tray.
  • Spread passata over the dough, leaving a thin border round the edge. Season the passata, then sprinkle with the chopped basil, the mozzarella and the Parmesan, (add any toppings here!) and bake for 15-20 mins or until cooked through. Scatter with the remaining basil and serve with a side salad.


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