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New York Style Homemade Pizza

Have you tried this iconic New York Style Pizza recipe from New York City? This crispy and thin-crusted homemade pizza is delicious.

July 21, 2022
New York Style PizzaPhoto By Petite Gourmets
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Total 20 mins

New York Style Pizza Recipe Video



  1. Preheat the oven to 500 °F (260 °C). Line the baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Follow the steps in the pizza dough recipe to make the dough.
  3. Before baking, remove the dough from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for at least 2 hours to cool.
  4. To prepare the pizza sauce, add crushed tomatoes, olive oil, sugar, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, and dried thyme to a food processor. Mix all the ingredients.
  5. Transfer the dough to the baking tray. Using your fingers, spread the dough ball from the center to the edge. Try not to press the outermost edge of the dough. Leave the edges a little thicker, about 1/2 inch long and wide.
  6. Brush some olive oil around the edges of the dough.
  7. Spread the pizza sauce evenly on the dough surface. Cover the pizza dough with freshly grated mozzarella and/or parmesan.
  8. Bake the pizza for about 10 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  9. Transfer the pizza to the cutting board. Slice the pizza and serve it hot.

Pizza Dough Recipe

Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough Ingredients

Pizza Dough Directions

  • Melt sugar and yeast in warm water.
  • Add olive oil, eggs, and salt.
  • Slowly add flour and mix.
  • Knead the dough until it is soft and does not stick to the hand.
  • In a bowl, leave the dough for 30 minutes to ferment.
  • Spread flour on a large tray, divide it into 6 equal parts and place them on the tray with some distance in between. Keep in mind that the doughs will become larger as they ferment.
  • Cover the tray with plastic wrap and let it rest for 4 hours to ferment again.
  • Your pizza dough is ready, you can make delicious pizzas by adding your favorite toppings.
  • Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 1 New York Style Pizza
    Serves 4-6
    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 7.8 g10%
    Cholesterol 6 mg2%
    Sodium 619 mg26.9%
    Protein 7.9 g15.8%
    Potassium 8 mg0.2%
    *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


    • Use high quality flour. You can use bread flour or all-purpose flour for this recipe.
    • Measure the flour and other dry ingredients. Use a measuring cup or kitchen scale.
    • You can use all-purpose flour instead of bread flour. Bread flour adds crunchiness to the dough. If bread flour is not available, use the same amount of all-purpose flour. This may cause the dough to be softer.
    • Use freshly grated cheese. Check out our article on Best Cheeses for Pizza.
    • Use homemade pizza dough.
    • Measure the yeast. You can use active dry yeast or instant dry yeast.
    • Do not add instant dry yeast directly to cold water.
    • You can use homemade or ready-made pizza sauce.
    • Do not use too much pizza sauce. This can prevent the pizza from cooking.
    • Add the oil to the flour mixture last.
    • Use a pizza stone. This draws moisture from the dough and creates a crispy crust.
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    New York style pizza is one of the classic pizza recipes of American cuisine. You can easily make this pizza recipe at home; it's one of the indispensable flavors of pizza restaurants in New York. You need just a few ingredients.

    Grab a slice of New York-style pizza with homemade dough, tomato sauce, and mozzarella. It will be everyone's favorite at pizza parties with its thin crust and light flavor.

    New York style pizza upclosePhoto By Petite Gourmets

    What Is New York Style Pizza?

    New York-style pizza is known for its thin, crisp, and slightly puffy crust. The edges are thicker, while the middle is thin and soft. This pizza is made with a thin layer of sauce, shredded mozzarella, and dried thyme.

    What's the Difference Between New York Pizza and Neapolitan Pizza?

    The main difference between New York pizza and Neapolitan style pizza is the thickness of the dough and the pizza sauce. New York pizza has a thinner crust. Also, tomato sauce is made with canned tomatoes, olive oil, sugar, salt, and herbs like thyme and basil. Napoli pizza sauce is made with crushed tomatoes and salt.

    What's the Best Cheeses for New York-Style Pizza?

    Mozzarella cheese is perfect for this pizza. Use low-moisture and freshly grated mozzarella. Do not buy pre-shredded cheese.

    What To Serve with New York-Style Pizza?

    Homemade New York-style pizzas are served with garlic bread, salad, or french fries.

    Here are some delicious recipes you can serve with New York Style Pizza:

    How To Store New York Style Pizza?

    You can store leftover homemade New York style pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Also, you can prepare the dough for this pizza in advance. You can store the dough in the refrigerator for 3 days and in the freezer for up to 1 month. When you want to make the recipe, let the dough cool at room temperature. Then prepare this homemade pizza according to the recipe.

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