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Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Course Main Course
Keyword deep dish pizza, pizza
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 9 slices
Calories 155kcal


  • 2 ¼ teaspoons yeast instant
  • 1 cup water
  • teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for kneading
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • cup tomato sauce
  • 3 ounces mozzarella shredded
  • toppings of your choice


  • In a glass mixing cup or small bowl, stir together the water and sugar. Then sprinkle the yeast over the top of the water and allow to activate for a couple minutes.
  • In a medium to large size bowl, add the flour and salt. Pour the yeast water into the bowl and stir until a dough ball forms. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead a few times to help the dough stick together. Then place the dough back into the bowl, sprinkle with some flour so it doesn't stick too much, cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise for 30-40 minutes until doubled in size. If your kitchen is cold or drafty (like mine is the winter), you can place the bowl inside a slightly warmed oven to rise.
  • Oil the inside of an eight-inch square pan. Then turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a small square. Place the dough in the oiled pan. Top with the sauce, cheese, and toppings. Make sure to sprinkle the cheese all the way to the edge, so it touches the pan (this will let it get crispy as it bakes).
  • Bake the pizza at 400°F for 15-16 minutes, until the edges are browned and the cheese is melted and bubbly.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg