Us Italians know these three things pretty well: pizza, pasta, and getting your point across (at least in my household). This Italian pizza recipe has made our Friday nights full of laughter and fuller stomachs. Once you go homemade, you’ll never order out again.

Traditional Italian Pizza

  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:25 minutes
  • Total Time:45 minutes
  • Servings:2-6 servings
  • Easy


  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 6-7 grape tomatoes
  • 1 pepper
  • 3-4 basil leaves
  • Mozzarella
  • Oregano
  • Olive oil to drizzle
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400ºF.

  • Step 2

    Roll out your dough. A recipe can be found here.

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  • Step 3

    Put the grape tomatoes in a food processor to slightly mash, or do it by hand with a fork. Add to the can of tomato sauce.

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  • Step 4

    Spread sauce with a spoon over your dough.

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  • Step 5

    Grab a handful of mozzarella and go cray.

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  • Step 6

    Starting with peppers, add the toppings.

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  • Step 7

    Sprinkling the Parmigiano-Reggiano, oregano, and basil adds that Italian touch that makes all the difference.

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  • Step 8

    Bake for 20-25 minutes. It’s done when the bottom is golden-brown. The crispier, the better.

    Photo by Rebecca Poole