Welcome back to another Pizza Friday! This week we got the Best Margherita Pizza!!! It’s so good, easy, and 100% delicious! You only need 4 ingredients, and it’s ready in about 15 minutes or less!
To make this pizza, you will need the following 4 ingredients:
- pizza dough – homemade or store-bought
- pizza marinara – homemade or store-bought. If I had to choose, I would make homemade because it’s crazy easy! Our homemade pizza marinara is ready in 10 minutes!
- Mozzarella Cheese. We like to use both regular and smoked mozzarella because they add great flavor!
- Fresh chopped basil because what’s a Margherita pizza without basil?
What is the best mozzarella cheese for Margherita Pizza?
Fresh mozzarella cheese is the best! Preferably good-quality cheese and not grated cheese. Try to avoid these cheeses when making pizza. They are filled with an anti-caking agent, and it keeps the cheese from reaching its fully gooey potential! Plus, shredding cheese directly from the block is really easy and more affordable. The texture of freshly grated cheese is noticeable when it melts.
Our go-to mozzarella cheese is Belgioioso Fresh Mozzarella Cheese. It’s fresh, and when melted, it has a nice texture and flavor. Occasionally we will also add freshly grated smoked mozzarella cheese for additional flavor. If you haven’t tried this combo yet, get on it! You will be hooked and will always add both regular and smoked mozzarella cheese to your homemade pizzas!
Wine Pairings Ideas:
We selected a Pinot Noir to pair with this pizza. The light-bodied and fruit-forward of the Pinot complement the tomatoes and mozzarella perfectly. Every sip after each bite enhances the flavor more and more, making it a perfect match.
The wine we selected is from Silver Crest Cellars, located within the Grand River Valley Wine Region in Ohio. Any Pinot Noir would pair nicely with this pizza.
Don’t forget to make the best overnight pizza dough to go with your pizza Fridays! I hope you love this pizza! Enjoy!