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Dylan Dreyer's Homemade Pizza

Dylan Dreyer's Homemade Pizza
Dylan Dreyer


  • olive oil
  • 1 whole head garlic, cloves peeled and smashed
  • 2 cans San Marzano tomatoes, crushed by hand (and remove the stem end)
  • 1 handful basil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • flour, for dusting
  • pizza dough
  • mozzarella cheese
  • toppings, such as spinach and prosciutto

Chef notes

We live in NYC, so it's very easy to get pizza at any time, but there's something special and personal about making pizza at home. We make it easy by buying the dough from a local pizza shop. Calvin loves playing with the extra dough and gets a sense of accomplishment creating his own pizza. And when they're personalized, you can make them just the way you want!



Add a few glugs of olive oil to a pot. Sauté garlic until fragrant. Add in crushed tomatoes, bring to a boil then simmer. Once simmering, add in basil. Season with salt and pepper (you might need a little sugar, too). After it's simmered for a while and the flavors come together, remove basil and purée in a food processor. Put back on the stove and simmer, uncovered, to cook off some of the moisture.


Preheat oven to 550 F.


Prepare a sheet pan with olive oil and a dusting of flour.


Flatten pizza dough to shape and thickness you prefer.


Bake for a few minutes, until slightly toasted. Stab with a fork if too puffy.


Remove from the oven and top with sauce, cheese and toppings. Bake again until crispy and to your liking!