New York-style Deliciousness: A Pizza Recipe That’s Big, Bold, and Beautiful

  • By: Mike
  • Date: February 2, 2023
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Welcome to a culinary adventure! Today, we are going to make a delicious New York-style pizza that is big, bold, and beautiful. This type of pizza is perfect for entertaining guests, as well as an easy-to-make weeknight dinner. For those looking to try a different flavor profile, consider making a classic Margherita pizza, a pesto and spinach pizza, or a salty and savory white pizza.

-1 pound (450g) of pizza dough
-2 tablespoons of olive oil
-4 cloves of minced garlic
-1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
-1 cup (115g) of grated Mozzarella cheese
-1/4 cup (25g) of grated Parmesan cheese
-3 tablespoons of chopped basil leaves
-1 16-ounce (440ml) can of crushed tomatoes
-Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat an oven to 500°F (260°C).
2. Spread the dough over a lightly flour dusted surface. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a large, round shape.
3. Transfer the dough to a pizza pan or a greased baking sheet.
4. Drizzle the dough with olive oil and sprinkle the garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper on top.
5. Spread the crushed tomatoes over the dough and then top with the grated Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and lightly golden.
7. Sprinkle the chopped basil leaves on top.
8. Slice and serve warm.

Tips and Hacks:
– To get a nicely charred exterior and a fluffy interior, preheat a pizza stone in the oven with the oven.
– For best results and to prevent the pizza from sticking, dust the pizza stone with cornmeal before transferring the pizza dough.
-To control the heat, keep the pizza in the oven for a few minutes at a time. This way, you can consistently check to ensure the cheese is melted and the dough is crispy.
-For maximum flavor, season the ingredients well and be generous with the fresh herbs.

This delicious and visually stunning pizza is a great party center piece or easy weeknight dinner. Serve with a simple salad and enjoy. With this recipe, you can impress your family and friends with a delicious and beautiful New York-style pizza. Enjoy!

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