Quattro Formaggi Pizza Margherita

bestcooked1 copy.jpgIt’s Pizza Week here at Once Upon a Spice and I wanted to begin by sharing the simple, but amazingly impressive Pizza Margherita.

PLEASE NOTE: This pie is no slouch! The intense flavors of this remarkable, straightforward, herb-filled, cheesy, molten, pie of love can stand up to any meat-packed version. The marriage of the essence of these 4 incredible cheeses are like no other combination. Plus, the subtle flavors of fresh basil and oregano compliment this pie to new heights!

Vegetarian Pizzeria Style pizza at its finest! I dare you not to quickly fall in love…


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾-1 cup of your favorite bottled marinara sauce, I like Emeril Lagasse’s in a pinch but prefer my 20 Minute Magnificent Marinara  HINT: Save some sauce from pasta night & you’ll be one step closer to pizza night!
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed or minced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes; sliced thin
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregeno or 1/2 tsp dried plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 cup mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 cup Kerrygold Dubliner cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, shaved or shredded
  • 1 cup (or more) fresh basil leaves, torn, sliced or left whole
  • 1 pound dough from your local Pizzeria or my 30 Minute Pizzeria Style Dough


  • Dust work surface with flour.
  • Dust rolling pin
  • Place dough on work surface, press out air and roll into a roundish pizza shape.
  • Oil pan and place shaped dough in pizza pan and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven 425*
  • Spread dough with tomato sauce & garlic, top with mozzarella, Dubliner, cheddar, Parmesan, tomato slices and fresh basil.
  • Sprinkle with oregano and season with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until cheese is bubbling and crust is golden.
  • Garnish with parmesan, a sprinkling of extra olive oil and extra basil leaves while still hot. Cool slightly before serving.
  • Serves 8 slices

11 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you, Sweet Freda!! xoxo

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  1. It’s only breakfast and I’m already thinking about lunch! 🍕

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    1. Thanks, Gail! Pizza tends to have a bewitching quality doesn’t it? 🙂

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      1. Oh, yes indeed. Love it. 🍕

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  2. Oh this looks so good…cheesy and delicious!!

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    1. Thanks so much! The cheese combo is a true winner!

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  3. My son is coming over from England on Friday…this pizza is his favourite so I’ll be giving your version a try.

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    1. What a nice visit this will be! Thank you, Chez! It’s truly a lovely pie. Enjoy!


  4. Love, love pizza! I make it once a week and yours looks so delicious Lana 🙂


  5. Oh wow, a simple Margherita pizza is divine! Well cone Lana! xo


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