Hungarian-style Pizza Margherita


Hungarian-style Pizza Margherita

Magical Magyar Margherita Pizza

In the vibrant world of Hungarian cuisine, we bring you a delightful twist on the classic Italian Pizza Margherita. This Hungarian-style pizza combines the simplicity of the original recipe with the bold flavors of Hungarian ingredients. Get ready to indulge in a mouthwatering fusion of cultures!

Jan Dec

20 minutes

12-15 minutes

32-35 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Nut-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Peanut-free

Wheat (in the pizza dough), Dairy (in the trappista cheese)

Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo, Keto


While the Italian Pizza Margherita traditionally uses mozzarella cheese, our Hungarian adaptation incorporates the beloved Hungarian cheese, called "trappista." Additionally, we enhance the flavors by adding a touch of Hungarian paprika to the tomato sauce, giving it a subtle kick. This fusion of ingredients creates a unique and unforgettable pizza experience. We alse have the original recipe for Pizza Margherita, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat: 15g (7g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 40g (5g sugars)
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    Preheat your oven to 220°C (425°F).
  2. 2.
    Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. 3.
    In a small bowl, mix the tomato sauce with Hungarian paprika, salt, and pepper.
  4. 4.
    Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the pizza dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  5. 5.
    Sprinkle the grated trappista cheese over the sauce.
  6. 6.
    Place the pizza on a baking sheet or pizza stone and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
  7. 7.
    Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly.
  8. 8.
    Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Trappista cheese — For a more authentic Hungarian flavor, try to find trappista cheese at your local Hungarian or specialty cheese shop. If unavailable, you can substitute it with mild cheddar or mozzarella.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a crispier crust, preheat your baking sheet or pizza stone in the oven before placing the pizza on it.
  • Experiment with different toppings such as sliced Hungarian sausages, roasted peppers, or pickled vegetables to add a Hungarian twist to your pizza.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, sprinkle some Hungarian hot paprika or chili flakes on top before baking.
  • To save time, you can use store-bought pizza dough, but homemade dough will give you the best results.
  • Leftover pizza can be reheated in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for about 5-7 minutes.

Serving advice

Serve the Hungarian-style Pizza Margherita hot and fresh from the oven. Cut it into slices and enjoy it as a main course or as a delightful appetizer for gatherings. Pair it with a fresh green salad for a complete meal.

Presentation advice

For an eye-catching presentation, garnish the pizza with a sprinkle of Hungarian paprika and a few whole basil leaves. Serve it on a wooden cutting board or a pizza stone to enhance the rustic Hungarian feel.