New York-Style Pizza with Turkish Flavors


New York-Style Pizza with Turkish Flavors

Istanbul meets New York: Turkish-inspired Pizza

In Turkey, pizza is a popular fast food item that is often enjoyed with a glass of ayran or a cold beer. This recipe takes the classic New York-style pizza and adds a Turkish twist with the use of traditional ingredients such as sucuk (Turkish sausage), kaşar cheese, and red pepper flakes. The result is a delicious fusion of two culinary worlds.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

10-12 minutes

30-32 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Halal, Kosher-style, Dairy optional, Nut-free


Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Low-carb, Paleo


This recipe uses sucuk instead of pepperoni, kaşar cheese instead of mozzarella, and red pepper flakes instead of oregano. The crust is also thinner and crispier than the traditional New York-style pizza. We alse have the original recipe for New York-Style Pizza, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 400 / 1674
  • Fat (total, saturated): 16g / 6g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 45g / 5g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 500°F (260°C).
  2. 2.
    Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to a 12-inch (30cm) circle.
  3. 3.
    Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled pizza pan or baking sheet.
  4. 4.
    Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch (1cm) border around the edges.
  5. 5.
    Sprinkle the red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper over the sauce.
  6. 6.
    Top with the grated kaşar cheese, crumbled sucuk, black olives, green bell pepper, and red onion.
  7. 7.
    Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. 8.
    Slice and serve hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Sucuk — If you can't find sucuk, you can substitute with pepperoni or another spicy sausage.
  • Kaşar cheese — If you can't find kaşar cheese, you can substitute with mozzarella or another mild cheese.
  • Red pepper flakes — Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes to your desired level of spiciness.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a crispier crust, preheat the pizza pan or baking sheet in the oven before adding the dough.
  • To prevent the toppings from sliding off, sprinkle a little bit of cornmeal or flour on the pizza pan or baking sheet before adding the dough.
  • For a more authentic Turkish flavor, sprinkle some dried oregano over the pizza before baking.
  • If you prefer a thicker crust, let the dough rise for 30 minutes before rolling it out.
  • Leftover pizza can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Serving advice

Serve hot with a glass of ayran or a cold beer.

Presentation advice

Cut the pizza into slices and arrange them on a large platter. Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro.