New York-Style Pizza


New York-Style Pizza

Russian Twist: New York-Style Pizza with a Russian Flair

In the realm of Russian cuisine, where hearty and comforting dishes reign supreme, we introduce a unique twist to the classic New York-style pizza. This adaptation combines the iconic thin and crispy crust with traditional Russian flavors, resulting in a pizza that is both familiar and exciting. Get ready to indulge in a slice of pizza that pays homage to the rich culinary heritage of Russia.

Jan Dec

60 minutes

15-20 minutes

75-80 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Pescatarian, Dairy-friendly, Nut-free, Soy-free

Wheat (gluten), Dairy (sour cream, mozzarella cheese)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Egg-free, Paleo


While the original New York-style pizza is known for its simple yet flavorful toppings, our Russian adaptation incorporates traditional Russian ingredients and flavors. We will be using ingredients such as sour cream, dill, smoked salmon, and pickles to give the pizza a distinct Russian twist. Additionally, the crust will be slightly thicker to accommodate the heartier toppings. We alse have the original recipe for New York-Style Pizza, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 380 kcal / 1590 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (9g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 36g (2g sugars)
  • Protein: 18g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.2g


  1. 1.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  2. 2.
    Gradually add the warm water and olive oil to the dry ingredients. Stir until a dough forms.
  3. 3.
    Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  4. 4.
    Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  5. 5.
    Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F).
  6. 6.
    Punch down the dough and divide it into two equal portions. Roll out each portion into a round shape, about 12 inches in diameter.
  7. 7.
    Transfer the dough rounds to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. 8.
    Spread a generous amount of sour cream over each dough round, leaving a small border around the edges.
  9. 9.
    Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over the sour cream.
  10. 10.
    Arrange the smoked salmon slices on top of the cheese.
  11. 11.
    Sprinkle the chopped dill and sliced pickles over the salmon.
  12. 12.
    Season with freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  13. 13.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  14. 14.
    Remove from the oven and let the pizza cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Smoked salmon — Ensure the smoked salmon is thinly sliced for easy and even distribution on the pizza.
  • Dill — Use fresh dill for the best flavor. Chop it just before using to retain its vibrant taste.
  • Pickles — Opt for crunchy pickles with a tangy flavor to add a delightful contrast to the pizza.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a crispier crust, preheat your baking sheet in the oven before placing the rolled-out dough on it.
  • Experiment with different Russian ingredients such as cured meats, sauerkraut, or Russian-style pickles to customize the flavors of your pizza.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, add a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes before baking.
  • Serve the pizza with a dollop of sour cream on top for an extra touch of Russian authenticity.
  • Leftover pizza can be reheated in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for about 10 minutes.

Serving advice

Serve the Russian-style New York pizza hot, straight from the oven. Cut it into slices and enjoy it as a main course or as part of a casual gathering with friends and family.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, garnish the pizza with a few sprigs of fresh dill and a drizzle of olive oil before serving. The vibrant green dill and the glossy olive oil will add visual appeal to the pizza.