Margherita with Chives Pizza

Today, we’re putting a spin on the traditional Margherita pizza by highlighting chives as a key ingredient.

Chives, known for their mild, onion-like flavour, can transform any dish. Their crisp, aromatic freshness perfectly complements the creamy richness of fresh mozzarella and the classic Margherita base. For this Margherita pizza variation, we’ve chosen chives to add a slight twist, deviating from the traditional basil as the green element.

The combination of good quality tomato sauce, mozzarella, Grana Padano, and chives creates a simple yet refined flavour profile, ideal for those in search of a light and flavourful pizza

Margherita with Chives Pizza
Margherita with Chives Pizza

Margherita with Chives Pizza

The crisp, aromatic freshness of the fresh chives blends beautifully with the creamy softness of the mozzarella blend, adding a gentle freshness to the pizza. Combined with the salty undertone of Grana Padano and a delicious and well-balanced tomato sauce from high-quality Italian tomatoes, this pizza is a simple yet delicious experience.
Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll be indulging in a slice of this delicious Margherita pizza with chives in no time. Bon appétit! And don't forget to check out some of our other pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pie day!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2


  • 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 ladle of pizza sauce
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • Grana padano cheese
  • Fresh chives
  • 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 Cheese: Place your fresh mozzarella in a container or bowl with a paper towel at the bottom to allow some of the water to drain. Finely grate the grana padano, tear both the fresh and low moisture mozzarella into medium-sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Prepare Chives: Roughly chop the fresh chives. Set aside.
  • 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: Assemble the pizza by spreading a ladle of sauce in a circular motion, starting from the center and working outwards. Add a generous sprinkle of grana padano cheese, distribute pieces of mozzarella cheeses evenly across the dough, ensuring the pieces are about 2 cm in diameter and at least 1.5 cm apart. Finish with a drizzle of extra virgin 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 the pizza is done, remove it from the oven and place it on a serving board. Sprinkle chopped chives on top. Now it's time to enjoy your delicious margherita pizza with chives!

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