Deep-Dish Pepperoni Pizza - Nance and Robyn make the same recipe
Entree, Snack
Cuisine: Pizzaaaaaaaaaa
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Serves: 4
  • 1 pkg (1/4 oz) active dry yeast
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • ½ c. whole wheat flour
  • ¾ c. tomato sauce, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, ½ tsp garlic powder OR canned pizza sauce
  • 2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz sliced pepperoni
  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Lightly spray a 9-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the yeast and ½ c. warm water (105ºF - 115ºF) in a medium bowl until the yeast is dissolved and foamy.
  3. Add the oil, sugar and salt. Mix well.
  4. Add the all-purpose and whole wheat flours.
  5. Stir until a soft dough forms. Turn out onto a floured work surface. Knead 10 times until you have a cohesive dough. Place the dough into a greased bowl, turning to grease the top of the dough.
  6. Cover bowl with a damp cloth and let the dough rise in a warm place until almost double in size, about 20 minutes. Punch the dough down.
  7. Press the dough into the bottom and up the side of the prepared pan, pinching any holes to seal, if necessary. Bake until lightly golden, 8 - 10 minutes.
  8. Combine the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and garlic powder in a small bowl. (Alternately, you can use canned pizza sauce instead)
  9. Sprinkle ½ c. mozzarella over the baked crust. Pour the tomato sauce mixture over the cheese. Place 2 oz. pepperoni evenly over the sauce.
  10. Sprinkle with 1 c. cheese. Arrange the remaining pepperoni over the cheese. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  11. Bake until the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  12. Let cool for a few minutes and then serve.
Recipe by DCEP at