Easy & Delicious Marinara Pizza

Today, we’re delighted to prepare a timeless classic: the marinara pizza. Showcasing timeless and classic flavours of fresh garlic, dried oregano, chili flakes, and extra virgin olive oil.

Sliced fresh garlic adds a robust and aromatic touch to any dish. Dried oregano, a staple herb in Mediterranean cuisine, imparts a warm, earthy, and slightly bitter flavor. The incorporation of chili flakes brings a subtle, yet lingering heat to the pizza, while the EVOO ties everything together with its rich and fruity undertones.

The interplay of these distinctive ingredients, combined with a high-quality sauce made from Italian tomatoes, creates a harmonious, yet bold and zesty flavour profile that is both simple and indulgent. This delectable marinara is a light, yet daring choice, perfect for pizza traditionalists and rebels alike!

Homemade Marinara Pizza - My Husband Makes Pies
Homemade Marinara Pizza - My Husband Makes Pies
Marinara Pizza

Easy & Delicious Marinara Pizza

Sliced fresh garlic lends a robust, pungent aroma, while dried oregano imparts a warm, earthy, and slightly bitter essence to the mix. The addition of chili flakes brings a touch of heat, and the EVOO ties everything together with its rich, fruity undertones. This classic marinara pizza offers a harmonious yet bold and zesty flavor profile, perfect for those seeking something that's simple and delicious.
To create this Garlic & Oregano Marinara Pizza masterpiece, you'll need just a handful of simple ingredients and a bit of time to prepare the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions, and you'll soon be savoring a slice of this delectable and flavor-packed marinara pizza. Buon appetito! And don't forget to explore our other home pizza recipes for inspiration on your next pizza-making day!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2 people


  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 sauce ladle
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving


  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • 1 ½ – 2 ladle of pizza sauce
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • Dried oregano
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Sauce: We recommend our standard pizza sauce which is versatile, simple to make and is perfect for Neapolitan style pizzas. Spice up this sauce however you like, remember the best part about making pizza is the creative process!
  • Prepare Garlic: Thinly slice your garlic cloves, set aside ready for assembly.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: To begin assembling your pizza, start by spreading 1 and a ½ – 2 ladles of sauce (slightly more than a regular pizza with cheese and other toppings) in a circular motion, starting from the center of the dough and working your way outwards. Next, add sliced garlic, generous sprinkle of dried oregano, chilli flakes, drizzle of olive oil.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once done, remove the pizza from the oven and place it on a serving board. Now it's time to enjoy your easy and delicious marinara pizza!

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