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New York-Style Pizza

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + rising Bake: 15 min.


8 servings

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
This New York-style pizza recipe makes a no-nonsense pie. Since the crust is pliable enough to fold, cut the pizza into larger pieces if you want to eat your slices in the traditional New York way. Who says pizza isn't portable? —Mariam Ishaq, Buffalo, New York
New York-Style Pizza Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine oil, salt, yeast mixture and 1 cup flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky). Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 475°. Grease a 14-in. pizza pan. Roll dough to fit pan. Pinch edge to form a rim. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Spread with tomato sauce; top with cheeses, basil, oregano and pepper flakes. Bake on a lower oven rack until crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted, 15-20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

New York-Style Pizza Tips

What is different about New York pizza?

New York pizza is all about the hand-tossed, thin and floppy crust! It's perfect for on-the-go eating, which makes sense for the city that never sleeps!

What's the difference between New York and Chicago pizza?

There is quite a difference between the two. New York-style pizza is known for being foldable and portable because of its thin crust. On the flip side, Chicago-style pizza is known for its heavy, deep-dish crust—it's one of the only types of pizza that you need to eat with a fork and knife! (Check out our guide to the different types of pizza from across America—because yes, there is a difference.)

How do you reheat New York-style pizza?

Just like other pizza recipes, we recommend reheating New York-style pizza in the oven. Bake it at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes on a foil-lined baking tray. If you can't wait to dig in, try reheating your pizza over the stove in a cast-iron skillet. Add a few droplets of water around the pizza, place a lid on top of the skillet and then cook over medium heat for a few minutes. The steam from the water will warm and perfectly melt the cheese on your slice—it'll taste just like the first day!

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 254 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 714mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.

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