A slice of New York style cheese pizza on a white paper plate.

New York Pizza Recipe

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A slice of New York style cheese pizza on a white paper plate.

New York Style Pizza Recipe

Bring the tastes of the City to your own kitchen with this classic New York style pizza recipe, featuring a perfect balance of sweet sauce, stretchy mozzarella, and a crisp yet foldable crust.


Pizza Dough

  • 950 g all-purpose flour
  • 19 g fine sea salt
  • 25 g granulated sugar or honey
  • 620 g lukewarm water around 95°F
  • 14 g instant yeast
  • Extra virgin olive oil for greasing

Pizza Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil for sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 3.5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 28- ounce can crushed San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar for sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1.5 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 yellow onion halved


  • 1.5 pounds grated low-moisture mozzarella
  • Grated Parmigiano Reggiano to taste


  • Make the Dough: In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, and sugar. In a separate bowl, dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Combine wet and dry ingredients to form a dough. Knead until smooth, place in a greased bowl, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  • Proof the Dough: Punch down the dough, divide into 300g pieces, and let them rise at room temperature until doubled in size.
  • Prepare the Sauce: Sauté garlic in olive oil and butter until golden. Add red pepper flakes, then crushed tomatoes, water, sugar, thyme, oregano, and a halved onion. Simmer for 20 minutes, remove the onion, and cool the sauce.
  • Shape and Bake: Stretch a dough ball into a 10-12 inch round, top with sauce and mozzarella. Bake in a preheated oven at the highest temperature (with a pizza stone or steel inside) for 6-8 minutes, or until crispy and golden.
  • Serve: Let the pizza cool slightly before slicing. Enjoy the taste of New York right at home!


Freshly grate your mozzarella for the best flavor and texture.
For an authentic touch, source high-quality ingredients like San Marzano tomatoes.
The dough and sauce can make or break your pizza, so give them the attention they deserve!
Enjoy crafting this New York staple and bring a slice of the city to your kitchen!
A slice of New York style cheese pizza on a white paper plate.


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