Pizza Marinara

Pizza topped with tomatoes and garlic  Traditional recipe from Naples

This is the simplest pizza recipe in Italy. It is a Neapolitan pizza, well known all over the world. Typical recipe for Mediterranean diet. Remember that the best is to prepare a thin crust pizza dough.

Pizza with garlic and tomatoes on the top
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Garlic and tomato pizza

Ingredients / Serves 4

  • 4 servings pizza dough
  • For the topping
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 500g (1.1 pounds) fresh but ripe tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Table salt
  • Time:
    preparation: 20 minutes
    plus pizza dough kneading and rising
    cooking: 20 minutes
    total time: 40 minutes
  • Difficulty:
    medium difficulty recipe
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: 629 (kcal) 32 % GDA (*)- 2631 (kJ)
    Protein: 15.0 (g) 30 % GDA
    Total fat: 21.1 (g) 31 % GDA
    Total carbohydrate: 101.0 (g) 38 % GDA
    Sugars: 6.5 (g) 8 % GDA

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Garlic and tomato pizza recipe

Preparation and cooking

  • - Prepare pizza dough following your favorite recipe.
    If you want, you can consult our recipes. Link below!
  • - Meanwhile ...
    ... prepare fresh tomatoes.
    You have to wash, pat dry, peel and quarter them.
    Then remove their seeds and then cut them into thin strips.
    Put them apart.
  • - When your pizza dough is at least doubled, divide it into 4 pieces to line 4 round baking sheets whose diameter must be 30cm (about 12in).
    Remember to grease all sheets with 2 teaspoons olive oil and sprinkle with all-purpose flour.
  • - Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
  • - Arrange tomatoes on the top.
  • - Peel some garlic cloves and cut them into thin slices.
    Place them on the tomatoes.
  • - Sprinkle with oregano and salt.
  • - Spread remaining olive oil with an oil cruet.
  • - Bake until crust isgolden, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Just before serving

  • - Serve your pizzas still hot.



  • - When you can not find fresh ripe tomatoes, replace them with canned peeled tomatoes (Italian pelati).
  • - If you prefer a thicker pizza, you have to roll out your dough into two baking sheets.

Useful links for this recipe

  • - Marinara Pizza is very different from Margherita Pizza. Here's the link to its recipe.
  • - Follow the link, if you want to take a look at our recipes for pizza dough or other toppings.

Healthy eating

  • - Marinara pizza has less calories and fat compared to pizza Margherita thanks to the absence of the mozzarella.
    It is therefore a vegan pizza.
  • - Fiber per serving: 5.3 grams