Giuseppe’s Recipes

Iniziamo a Mangiare

Sharing  my favorite authentic Italian recipes – con tanto amore!

Pizza Dough recipe


This is my personal pizza dough recipe, the one I use at home in my kitchen that I learned from my mother, Carmela.  Be sure to start your dough in the morning, that’s the best way.  This recipe makes four 10″ pizzas!


  • 1 envelope active dry Yeast
  • 2 cups warm Water
  • About 5 – 5 1/2 cups OO Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Pizza Tomato Sauce

A simple tomato sauce that let’s your pizza dough shine as the star.  Light, fresh and easy to make.  Go for it!



  • One 16 ounce can San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 4-5 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Pizza Margherita

A classic Italian pizza tracing its origin to 1889, 28 years after the unification of Italy to honor Queen Margherita of Savoy on a trip to Naples. Created by pizzaiolo Raffaele Esposito the pizza resembles the colors of the Italian flag. Bravo!



  • Giuseppe’s Pizza Dough
  • Giuseppe’s Pizza Sauce
  • 16 ounce mozzarella cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves
  • Olive oil (for drizzling)