Copycat Sbarro Cheese Pizza Recipe

Copycat Sbarro Cheese Pizza Recipe

With this copycat Sbarro cheese pizza recipe, you don’t have to worry about lining up or ordering out your favorite Sbarro pizza. You can fully enjoy the flavorful and cheesy goodness of a classic cheese white pizza within the comfort of your home. This copycat cheese pizza recipe tastes just as wonderful as the original with its delicious homemade pizza crust, tomato pizza sauce, and overflowing cheesy toppings. Each bite is absolutely filling and satisfying. Serve this alongside some warm chicken caesar salad.

Preparing the Copycat Sbarro Cheese Pizza Recipe

Upgrade Your Copycat Sbarro Cheese Pizza With These Tips

Out of all the pizzas listed on their Sbarro menu, their plain cheese white pizza is always such a delight to eat. Even though it’s such a simple recipe to make, there are several ways to make the cheese pizza better. You can either enjoy the Sbarro cheese pizza as is, or make more delicious variations by adding in other flavorful toppings. Simply follow some of our helpful tips down below: 

  • Sprinkle in more cheese and other kinds of grated cheeses. You can use whole milk mozzarella which is what Sbarro uses. In general, mozzarella cheeses are the best cheese for pizza. It melts smoothly, and has a creamy and gooey texture that matches its milky and delicate flavor. Feel free to add more mozzarella! Shredded ricotta, romano, and asiago cheese also taste delicious with this cheese white pizza recipe
  • Add in other toppings. There are a lot of toppings you can add for this dish. Since it’s a plain cheese pizza, you can switch it up by adding in mixed veggie slices, pineapples, or bits of meat. Check out our FAQs below to see some of our pizza topping suggestions. 
  • Mix in herbs and spices. Besides the Italian seasoning, you can also use ground or fresh basil as a substitute. Or, sprinkle in a teaspoon of dried oregano for additional flavor and aroma. Moreover, if you want a bit of heat and spiciness, then garnish the top with a bit of red pepper flakes or chili flakes.

How To Make Copycat Sbarro Cheese Pizza

Enjoy a classic pizza with this copycat Sbarro cheese pizza recipe made with homemade pizza dough and brimming with mozzarella cheese.

Prep: 20 mins
Rest: 1 hr 50 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 2 hrs 35 mins


  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
  • cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 cup water, warm
  • 1 cup tomatoes, canned, diced or crushed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and grease a pizza tray with cooking spray.
  2. Combine water, sugar, and yeast into a bowl. Stir until yeast begins to dissolve.
  3. Set aside the yeast mixture and let it rest for about 20 minutes.
  4. After 20 minutes, sift flour and salt into the yeast. Stir thoroughly until it all comes together into a dough.
  5. Dust your working area with flour. Flatten out the dough and knead for roughly 10 minutes until smooth.
  6. Add oil into a large bowl and form dough into a ball. Place into the large bowl and rub with oil.
  7. Cover the dough with a moist towel and let it rise in a warm area for about 1½ hours.
  8. While the dough is rising, combine crushed tomatoes, garlic, and onion powders. Stir thoroughly then set aside.
  9. When the dough has risen, re-flatten it out. Using a rolling pin dusted with flour, roll your dough into a 12-inch circle.
  10. Transfer your dough onto the pizza tray and dock with a fork.
  11. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until the crust begins to turn brown.
  12. Spread the sauce over the dough, sprinkle with cheese to cover, and finally sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  13. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes or until dough is golden brown and cheese has melted.
  14. Portion accordingly and serve immediately!


  • Sugar: 4g
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  • Calcium: 86mg
  • Calories: 393kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 67g
  • Cholesterol: 9mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Potassium: 476mg
  • Protein: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 287mg
  • Vitamin A: 631IU
  • Vitamin C: 6mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make a cheese pizza better?

Besides the overwhelming mozzarella cheese in this copycat Sbarro cheese pizza, you can also add in more toppings to make it even better! The toppings are the best part in any good pizza recipe. Start out by making a classic Hawaiian pizza or pepperoni pizza. You can also mix and match some of your favorite vegetable toppings. For a veggie pizza variation, add in slices of eggplant, mushrooms, red onion, bell peppers, and black olives. Meanwhile, if you’re a meat lover, then adding in pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, bacon, and seasoned pork or beef will really enhance the flavor of this cheese white pizza.

Can I bake pizza on a baking sheet?

Yes, you can also make this copycat Sbarro cheese pizza using cookie sheets or baking sheets. These pizzas are usually called sheet pan pizzas because they have a rectangular shape instead of the iconic round ones. If you’re planning to use baking sheets, it’s best to use heavier steel pans that will keep the pizza flat and distribute the heat evenly. Don’t use flimsy aluminum cookie sheets that will most likely warp when heated at 400 degrees F. Lastly, dark colored metal baking pans absorb more heat so keep away from those shiny pans.

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You don't have to worry about going to the nearest shopping mall food court to enjoy delicious Sbarro pizza when you can easily make one at home. This copycat Sbarro cheese pizza is easy and hassle-free. It’s also delicious, flavory, and cheesy perfect for sharing with friends and family.
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