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
New York Style Thin Crust Pizza


  • 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


  • 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.