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Homemade NY Style Pizza

One of the things that I hate about not living in New York is pizza. Pizza in New York just tastes better. David & I have searched for delicious pizza all over Las Vegas. We found one or two places we do like. It’s no surprise the owners of those two are from New York. Unfortunately, those two places are not the cheapest. David decided he was going to figure out to make our own pizza, and he even wrote a book. You can get it for free with Kindle Unlimited (first month free).  I wanted to share with you my favorite homemade NY style pizza recipe from his book. It’s the Brooklyn style crust. Honestly, it’s so easy and way cheaper than ordering pizza anywhere else. Even the sauce is extremely easy to make.

Homemade NY Style Pizza

Things I Used:
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Double Sided Pizza Pan 

The first thing I do is get my stand mixer, and all my ingredients ready for the dough. This time I made the dough around eleven o’clock in the morning, and I made the pizza around six o’clock at night. This gave my dough around seven hours to rise. Normally, I only let it rise 45 minutes. I’m impatient, and usually want the pizza right away.

First things first is to let the warm water and yeast sit for five minutes. After that I add in the cold water, salt, and flour one cup at a time.

Homemade NY Style Pizza | www.thevegasmom.com

Homemade NY Style Pizza | www.thevegasmom.com

After that I mixed the dough with a dough hook in my Stand Mixer for around seven minutes. Once it’s done I covered the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it sit until I want ready to use it. This is when it rises. Technically, I should have split the dough in two first. I never do. I’m lazy. I just split it after it’s finished rising.

Once it was time for dinner, I started the sauce. I added crushed tomatoes, sugar, salt, garlic, and chopped basil in a sauce pan. I cooked that on medium heat until all the flavors melted together.

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Once the sauce was done, I split the dough. I made one of the pizzas while David was at work.  It was not a pretty site.  Which is why I wait for David to get home usually to form the dough into a pizza shape.

Homemade NY Style Pizza | www.thevegasmom.com

Homemade NY Style Pizza | www.thevegasmom.com

Once David was home he assembled the pizza.

Homemade NY Style Pizza | www.thevegasmom.com

Homemade NY Style Pizza | www.thevegasmom.com

Homemade NY Style Pizza | www.thevegasmom.com

We baked the pizza in the oven for 12 minutes, and once it was done let it cool for a few minutes before we cut it.

Homemade NY Style Pizza | www.thevegasmom.com

You can check out my beer battered lobster tail recipe here.

Have you ever made pizza before?
What is your favorite type of pizza?

Homemade NY Style Pizza


  • 1 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 C Warm Water
  • 1 C Cold Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 C Bread Flour
  • Sauce
  • 1 Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 TBSP Garlic, minced
  • 1 TBSP Sugar
  • Basil, chopped extra small (optional)
  • Toppings
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pepperoni (optional)


  1. Sprinkle yeast over warm warm water in a large bowl, or stand mixer. Leave 5 minutes to proof.
  2. Stir in salt and cold water.
  3. Add flour in one cup at a time.
  4. When dough is together enough to remove from bowl, knead on floured surface for about 10 minutes. If using a stand mixer put on medium for about 5-10 minutes. Until smooth
  5. Divide into two. Coat in olive oil, and cover in a container for at least 45 minutes. The container should leave room for the dough to rise.
  6. Sauce
  7. On medium heat in a medium size pot, mix together all of the ingredient and bring to a simmer. Make sure to taste, and add what you feel is needed.
  8. Assembly
  9. Preheat oven to 450 F.
  10. Flour surface.
  11. Light dust dough with flour, and stretch until it is about 14 inches in diameter.
  12. Place dough on pizza pan.
  13. Add a thin layer of sauce.
  14. Add Pepperoni, if using.
  15. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  16. Bake for 12 minutes.
  17. Cool, cut, and enjoy!
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  • Heidi

    This looks soooooo good! Im a huge foodie and have always wanted to try a classic new york slice of za. This looks exactly like the kind you can fold in half (like I always see them do in the movies). Cant wait to try this recipe and bring the big apple to my kitchen

  • Brie

    I discovered your blog through this post! The pizza looks sooooo delishous!!! I can’t wait to try it! Your blog is adorable by the way! 🙂 Love it!

  • Anna

    We love making our own pizza, this recipe looks delicious and the ingredients are easy as well. Definitely trying this recipe.

  • Angela

    Okay, so here goes! my stand mixer is working away, I’ve got 1 1/2 mins to go on the kneading… I have been in search for the perfect (easy) pizza dough for the past few years… I used to use the Lahey method with good results, but it’s so fussy (imo). I saw your post on Pinterest and the BF LOVES NYC style pizza, so… here goes. it looks beautiful, can’t wait to try it tonight! i’ll repost after we’ve had it.

    So excited!!

    • Samantha

      I’m so glad you like the recipe so far! My husband and I are originally from NY so we took time to find what we thought was our perfect NY pizza. I can’t wait to hear/see how it came out.

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