What is Neapolitan Pizza?
Neapolitan style pizza is a style of pizza invented in Napes, Italy, in 1889 by Raffaele Esposito. It mainly consists of tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese but what truly sets it apart from other pizza styles is its soft, pillowy crust.
How to Make Neapolitan Pizza?
To make homemade Neapolitan pizza, you can either use store-bought pizza dough or make your own true Neapolitan pizza dough using flour, water, yeast, and salt. Once you have the dough shaped and the sauce ready, all that's left to do is assemble everything together and bake.
How to Make Neapolitan Pizza Sauce?
This Neapolitan pizza sauce recipe is super easy with just one main ingredient. To make it at home, just blend 300 g of plum tomatoes in a blender until smooth, cook the resulting sauce to your desired consistency, and add salt, pepper, and tomato puree to taste. If you’d rather not cook, you can also thicken the sauce by passing it through a sieve.
How to Serve Neapolitan Pizza?
Homemade Neapolitan pizza should be served sliced with garlic bread, salad, mozzarella bites, breadsticks, fries, meatballs, etc., as sides and a variety of dips like barbecue sauce, hot sauce, ranch cheese, ketchup, and garlic butter to complement and add flavor.
Here are our some delicious recipes that you can serve with Neapolitan Pizza:
How to Store Neapolitan Pizza?
Store leftover Neapolitan pizza in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days, or freeze for up to 2 months after double wrapping in plastic wrap and foil. To reheat, just fry the slices in a pan for 3-4 minutes or bake on high for about 3 minutes.