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pizza napoletana
Pizza Napoletana (Neapolitan Pizza)
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Pizza napoletana or Neapolitan pizza is the original version of the Italian pizza. It is topped with tomato, mozzarella and basil.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Servings: 4 pizzas
Author: Vera Abitbol
  • 8 cups bread flour
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 5 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups warm water (about)
  • 3 tomatoes , peeled, seeded and pureed
  • 2 cloves garlic , crushed and mixed with the tomatoes
  • 12 oz. mozzarella
  • 8 oz. parmesan , freshly grated
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • Oregano
  • Anchovies
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Pizza dough
  1. In the bowl of a food processor or a stand mixer, dissolve the yeast in ½ cup (100 ml) of warm water (from the 3 cups / 700 ml of warm water).

  2. Let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Add the olive oil and flour and knead, gradually incorporating the warm water until you obtain a smooth and elastic dough.
  4. Finally incorporate the salt and knead for 3 minutes.
  5. Cover the dough and let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour (ideally 2 hours), until double in volume.
  6. Degas the dough on a floured surface and divide it into 3 or 4 pieces of dough.
  7. Roll each piece of dough by hand (avoid rolling pin) and place on a baking sheet.
  8. Cover and let stand ½ hour.
  9. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 F / 230 C.

  10. Once the dough has risen, top the pizza with the fresh tomato puree and add the toppings of your choice.
  11. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve hot.