Queen Margherita’s Pride: Pizza Margherita


  • Our perfect pizza dough recipe


  • 50 gr (8.2 oz) tomato sauce
  • 120 gr (7 oz) each grated Mozzarella cheese and fresh Mozzarella di Bufala (Bocconcini)
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 large pinch dried oregano
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat your Fornetto oven, or your kamado or smoker to 250℃*. If using your conventional oven or barbecue, heat it to the maximum and monitor your pizza for doneness.
  • Prepare the dough following the Fornetto perfect pizza dough recipe.
  • Toss the dough and stretch as thinly as possible without tearing it.
  • Top with the tomato sauce, the slices of bocconcini, the grated Mozzarella, 3/4 of the fresh basil, coarsely chopped, a large sprinkling of dried oregano and drizzle lightly with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Cook for 12 minutes or until the desired doneness is achieved (this will all depend on how thin or thick the dough is).
  • Sprinkle with the remaining fresh basil and serve immediately.

*You can also cook a pizza on a grill using a pizza stone. Slide your pizza onto the preheated pizza stone and cook over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted, 9 to 11 minutes.