Recipe
New York Style Thin Crust Pizza

New York Style Thin Crust Pizza

There is nothing like New York pizza. You can stop at any number of spots in Manhattan for this delicious style of pizza. I just love the big slices with their crisp crust and perfectly melted cheese. The great thing is you can easily make this at home!

  • Prep Time: 15nminutes
  • Total Time: 30 to 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 (12-inch) pizzas, serving 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Basic Pizza Dough
  • Cornmeal, for dusting
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups your favorite tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 pound mozzarella, sliced 1/4-inch thick

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. If you have one, place a pizza stone on the bottom rack of the oven.

  • Divide the dough in half and roll into a 12-inch circle, about 1/2-inch thick.

  • Dust pizza peel or baking sheet with cornmeal. Place rolled out dough on peel. Brush pizza dough with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Spread 1 cup tomato sauce evenly over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border along the edges. Sprinkle 1/4 cup basil leaves on top of sauce and then top with 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano. Finally, top with 1/2-pound mozzarella slices. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and the edges are golden brown. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 2 pizzas.