Neapolitan Pizza

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Neapolitan Pizza – Here is a recipe for simple Neapolitan style pizza you can make at home, inspired by the best pizza in Naples Italy! This is a very simple pie that relies and a perfect crust and the freshest of ingredients baked in a 500 degree oven on a preheated pizza stone, just mind blowing! Not only is it pretty authentic, but it is very simple to make.

Neapolitan pizza, or pizza Napoletana, is a type of pizza that originated in Naples, Italy. This style of pizza is prepared with simple and fresh ingredients: a basic dough, raw tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and olive oil. No fancy toppings are allowed or necessary! It’s an easy-to-follow recipe, so it’s great if it’s your first time making this pizza.

This one is easy to make with a few essential ingredients to making Neapolitan Pizza, most of which you probably have at home. The only thing you’ll have to ensure is the Tipo 00 flour for the best results. Other than that, you’ll need kosher salt, Italian tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. It’ll give you four to six servings.

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Neapolitan Pizza

Neapolitan Pizza

Neapolitan Pizza – Here’s a recipe for simple Neapolitan style pizza you can make at home, inspired by the best pizza in Naples Italy!

  • Author: A Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 1:00
  • Cook Time: :10
  • Total Time: 1:10
  • Yield: 68 Slices 1x
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian




  1. Prepare the dough using the Best Pizza Dough recipe (follow this video instruction for more). Follow the preparation instructions in the dough recipe if prepared in advance.
  2. Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 500°F. OR preheat your pizza oven (here’s the pizza oven we have!).
  3. Make the Homemade Pizza Sauce.
  4. Slice the mozzarella into ¼ inch thick pieces. If it’s incredibly watery fresh mozzarella (all brands vary), you may want to let it sit on a paper towel to remove moisture for about 15 minutes then dab the mozzarella with the paper towel to remove any additional moisture.
  5. When the oven is ready, stretch the dough into a circle; see How to Stretch Pizza Dough for instructions. Sprinkle a pizza peel with semolina flour or cornmeal, then carefully place the dough on top. Spread the pizza sauce across the dough. Top with mozzarella cheese.  Taste a bite of the mozzarella cheese; if it does not taste salty, add a few pinches of kosher salt to the pizza.
  6. If you’re baking in a pizza oven, add the basil leaves. For baking in a standard oven, add the basil leaves after you bake (the leaves turn black in a standard oven).
  7. Transfer the pizza to the pizza stone on the pizza peel, then bake until the cheese is melted, about 7 minutes in the oven (or 1 minute in the pizza oven). Slice into pieces and serve immediately.
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