Recipe By Amanda-Rae
Published Jun 19th
New York-Style Pizza Dough
Prep 20m Cook - Additional 10h 20m Ready In 10h 40m
Servings 6 servings Calories 67.1

A simple and basic recipe that gives anyone longing for New York’s famous pizza something to truly enjoy! Add some flavor to your dough by incorporating seasonings such as oregano or garlic powder (1/2 teaspoon of each is more than enough). The dough can also be frozen for longer storage.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ cup bread flour
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 cups bread flour, or more as needed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine water, 1/2 cup flour, yeast, and sugar in a bowl; stir well and let sit until mixture is foamy and bubbling, about 20 minutes.
  2. 2 Stir 2 cups flour, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and salt into yeast mixture using a wooden spoon until dough holds together; turn onto a lightly floured work surface.
  3. 3 Coat the inside of a large bowl with 2 1/2 teaspoons olive oil.
  4. 4 Knead dough, adding small amounts of flour as needed, until soft and slightly sticky, about 10 minutes.
  5. 5 Form dough into a ball and place in the prepared bowl; drizzle about 1/2 teaspoon olive oil over dough and spread to coat entire ball. Cover bowl with a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm area of the kitchen until dough is doubled in size, about 2 hours.
  6. 6 Punch dough down and place in a large resealable plastic bag; refrigerate 8 hours to overnight. When ready to use, remove dough from refrigerator and bring to room temperature before using.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 67.1
  • Carbohydrate 1.5 g
  • Fat 6.8 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.9 g
  • Sodium 583.3 mg
  • Sugar 1 g

Chef's Notes

Bread flour is high in gluten and essential for a great pizza. You may substitute with all purpose flour if necessary but it won't turn out as great; When rolling out the dough, brush the edges with melted butter, prebake it at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 8 minutes, add desired sauce and toppings, and brush the edges again with melted butter and finely minced garlic for extra flavor. Bake at 425 for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown; Using a pizza stone that's very lightly brushed in olive oil for baking helps the bottom brown and get a crispy texture.


  1. Everything is right except one major thing. Pizza dough is a single rise dough. I have been making pizza for 30 years now and was taught that on day one working dough. After you do the final combining work the dough into a loose ball. Cover and let sit for 10 to 15 min before - Read more ...
  2. As long as you do a short prebake before adding the toppings. this crust will turn out well.
  3. I was making a very hearty pizza and needed a crust that could hold it all and not get soggy. This crust fit the bill - perfectly. The amount of dough made a VERY large pizza. I could have made 2 normal size pizzas from one recipe. I did prebake the crust at 425 for - Read more ...
  4. Great pizza dough recipe. Loved the texture of the crust. Added garlic powder and only used 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  5. Amanda-Rae is truly a genius. Just a fantastic pizza crust. dough is real easy to stretch and makes a chewy yet crispy crust. All I can say is thank you Amanda Rae.
  6. Left the recipe the same and couldn't be happier. It really taste like a good new York crust.
  7. Good pizza dough recipe. It's not all that flavorful but pizza dough doesn't necessarily need to be especially if you are topping it with a lot of yummy toppings. I wasn't sure of the yield either but I prefer thicker crusts so I doubled this (had to add an extra 1/2 c of flour to - Read more ...
  8. This crust has great flavor and texture and was super simple to make. I used my stand mixer with the dough hook in place of kneading and it was ready to rise in less than 10 minutes, start to finish. I did not need to add any additional flour. My only issue is this recipe - Read more ...