Creative Cooking Italian Recipe

Jim Cole's Beautiful Margherita Pizza

Recipe Introduction

I chose Margherita Pizza because pizza is defiantly my favorite thing to eat. I love all kinds of pizza and I constantly trying new kinds of pizza whenever I can. My favorite kind is buffalo chicken pizza but I never had tried margherita pizza before, and It's my moms favorite type of pizza.

(Yield one 14 inch pizza)

Step 1

Acquire necessary ingredients and equipment and pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees
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Step 2

Add warm water to a packet of yeast in the mixing bowl

Step 3

Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 1/4 cups of flour and a half teaspoon of salt and mix on high speed until the dough sticks to the hook.

Step 4

Remove dough from mixer and place on a floured surface and work the dough into a ball

Step 5

Prepare a half cup of basil, a quarter cup of parsley, and half the 1 cup of tomatoes.

Step 6

Crumble the 4 ounces of goat cheese to prepare for the pizza
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Step 7

Knead the pizza into a flat pizza circle then lightly coat the dough in olive oil. Then top the pizza with vegetables and cheese
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Step 8

Remove from the oven after 14 minutes, slice, and enjoy!


- Kitchen Mixer with dough hook attachment

- Oven set to 425 degrees

- Kitchen knife

- pizza cutter

- cooling rack


This pizza was very simple to make as well as delicious! As you can tell, I do not have a picture of the finished pizza because I was so excited to eat that I actually forgot to take a picture. In reflection I wish I had more tomatoes and maybe less basil because there was a lot of green on the pizza however it was still delicious!