Thai-style Margherita Pizza


Thai-style Margherita Pizza

Thai Basil and Chili Pizza

In Thai cuisine, bold flavors and aromatic herbs are key. This Thai-style Margherita Pizza combines the classic Italian dish with the vibrant and spicy elements of Thai cuisine. The combination of fresh basil, fiery chili, and tangy tomato sauce creates a unique and delicious fusion of flavors.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

12-15 minutes

35 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Nut-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Dairy-free (if using dairy-free cheese)

Wheat (if using regular pizza dough), Dairy (if using dairy cheese)

Gluten-free (unless using gluten-free pizza dough)


While the original Pizza Margherita is known for its simplicity and use of traditional Italian ingredients, this Thai adaptation incorporates Thai basil and chili to add a spicy kick and aromatic twist to the dish. The tomato sauce is also infused with Thai flavors, resulting in a pizza that is both familiar and excitingly different. We alse have the original recipe for Pizza Margherita, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 14g, 7g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 35g, 3g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F).
  2. 2.
    Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. 3.
    Transfer the rolled-out dough to a baking sheet or pizza stone.
  4. 4.
    Spread the Thai-style tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
  5. 5.
    Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
  6. 6.
    Arrange the fresh Thai basil leaves and sliced Thai chilies on top of the cheese.
  7. 7.
    Drizzle the olive oil over the pizza and season with salt and pepper.
  8. 8.
    Place the pizza in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. 9.
    Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Thai basil — Gently tear the basil leaves to release their aroma before placing them on the pizza.
  • Thai chilies — Adjust the amount of chilies according to your spice preference. Remove the seeds for a milder heat.
  • Thai-style tomato sauce — You can make your own by adding Thai spices like lemongrass, ginger, and garlic to a basic tomato sauce.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra Thai flavor, sprinkle some crushed peanuts or drizzle sweet chili sauce over the pizza before serving.
  • If you prefer a crispier crust, pre-bake the pizza dough for a few minutes before adding the toppings.
  • Experiment with different Thai herbs like cilantro or mint for additional freshness.

Serving advice

Serve the Thai-style Margherita Pizza hot and fresh from the oven. Cut it into slices and enjoy it as a main course or as a delicious appetizer for sharing.

Presentation advice

Garnish the pizza with a few whole Thai basil leaves and a sprinkle of sliced Thai chilies to add a pop of color and showcase the Thai influence.