Unless you live in NYC or some other wonderful city it might be hard to find a good local pizza place. Kraig and I love our local pizza places, but get sick of the same two places and/or knowing we could make something at home that would cost a lot less and probably taste better. When we order pizza out nowadays it can cost anywhere between $40-60 with tip, etc. It really doesn’t seem worth it unless you’re really in a bind with cooking.
Here are our two favorite go to pizza crust recipes:
- The New York Times Cooking Cheesy Pan Pizza Recipe from King Arthur Flour and Adapted by Tejal Rao. You need to have a subscription to the NYT in order to access that link, however I did find the King Arthur Recipe here and it’s almost the same. The NYT Cooking recipe says to use 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour and the King Arthur One says to use 2 cups, but BOTH say to use 240 grams. So I say use whatever you want. I’ve only measured out 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons because I don’t weigh my flour and was referencing the NYT recipe. So it’s up to you! This is cooked in a cast iron skillet and really makes me feel like I’m eating a deep dish pizza. Although, I’m not from Chicago so anyone from there can totally correct me on this. This pizza dough is a lot more time consuming and takes at least 24 hours to make so think of this one as more of a project. I follow the recipe exactly, but like to put additions on like Pepperoni and Roasted Garlic.
2. Bobby Flay’s Pizza Dough Recipe available here. This recipe was so simple to follow and I really loved the crispy crust results. I cooked this on our pizza stone in our oven. I used the same measurements suggested in the last recipe for cheese/sauce ratio and again added pepperoni and roasted garlic.
I love serving this with some type of roasted veggies on the side or a Caesar Salad.
What are some of your favorite pizza dough recipes? I’m definitely not against buying it at the store, but with pandemic life and the interest of cost and trying to find our favorite pizza I like to explore new options.