New York Style Pizza Recipe [Indoor Oven OR Outdoor Pizza Oven]

The BEST New York Style Pizza Recipe

An easy NY style pizza recipe perfect for cooking at home. This dough uses higher hydration to get that thin, foldable NY crust.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Proof 12 hrs
Servings 4 14″ Pizzas (or freeze two of them)


  • Outdoor Pizza Oven (preferred) or standard oven
  • Pizza peel


  • 6 1/2 cups Bread flour
  • 2 1/2 cups water (75 degrees F) if you want a shorter proof time, use warmer water. However, the longer proof time results in better crust flavor.
  • 4 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tsp Yeast I highly recommend SAF Instant
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Using a stand mixer with flat paddle, mix together flour, sugar, yeast, salt, and oil.
  • Slowly pour water into dry ingredients and continue mixing until incorporated. If dough is too dry, add more water 1 tbsp at a time. If it's too wet, add more flour 1 tbsp at a time. The dough should be slightly sticky, yet stretchy.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Hand knead briefly and form into a balls. Place in oiled bowl or baking pan, cover with plastic wrap, and sit on counter to proof for 12 hours. NOTE: This makes 4 pizzas. If you only want to make two, freeze the other half.
  • INDOOR OVEN: Preheat to 550F for at least 30 minutes with pizza steel or stone on top rack. Turn on broiler, and let preheat another 10 minutes.
  • OUTDOOR PIZZA OVEN: Preheat to oven's max temperature (time varies depending on model)
  • Flatten and stretch dough into 12" – 14" circles; prepare pizzas.
  • Cook until crust is lightly brown, cheese bubbles, and pizza lightly chars.


If using an outdoor pizza oven, such as Ooni Koda, the baking process will only take a couple minutes max. If using an indoor oven at 550F, it will take closer to 5-7 minutes.

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