Nepolitana Pizza

Nepolitana pizza is a very simple pizza prepared with fresh ingredients like basic dough, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves and olive oil. No fancy toppings are used. This pizza has a thin crust and is cooked at high temperature for a short time.

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Nepolitana Pizza

Main ingredients Refined flour, Fresh yeast, Olive oil, Pizza sauce, Parmesan cheese powder, Bocconcini cheese, Fresh basil leaves
Cuisine Italian
Course Snack
Prep time 1-1.5 hours
Cook time 20-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Easy
Others Veg



  • 2 cups refined flour (maida) + for dusting
  • 15 grams fresh yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • Pizza sauce as required
  • Parmesan cheese powder to sprinkle
  • 150 grams Bocconcini cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves as required
  • Extra virgin olive oil to drizzle


  1. Take fresh yeast in a bowl, add 2 tbsps water and set aside to prove for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Take refined flour in a bowl, add salt and mix. Add yeast mixture, ½ cup water and olive oil and mix. Add another ½ cup water and knead to soft dough. Cover with a moist muslin cloth and set aside to rise for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
  4. Knock back the dough, dust some refined flour on the worktop, divide the dough into 2 equal portions and spread one portion into a thick disk with your fingers.
  5. Dust some more flour on a wooden board and place the pizza base on it.
  6. Spread a generous portion of pizza sauce on top and sprinkle parmesan cheese powder.
  7. Cut the bocconcini cheese into slices and arrange on top.
  8. Place the board in the preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. Make another pizza in the same way.
  9. Arrange basil leaves on top, drizzle extra virgin olive oil, cut into wedges and serve.