Deep Dish Pizza

Deep Dish Pizza

   If you love take out Deep Dish Pizza, you need to try this homemade deep dish pizza recipe.
Course Pizza
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes



  • 1 1/3 C Warm water 105F
  • 1/4 C Non-fat dry milk
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 C Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 pk Dry yeast
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil for dough
  • 6 Tbsp Vegetable oil or olive oil 2 Tbsp per pan
  • premade pizza sauce or use my favorite Pizza Sauce Recipe
  • 12 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated (about 2 cups)
  • favorite toppings, sausage, pepperoni, black olives etc.

Garlic Butter

  • 4 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 Tbsp garlic minced


  • Put yeast, sugar, salt, and dry milk in a large mixing  bowl
  • Add water and stir to mix well
  • Allow to sit for two minutes
  • Add oil and stir again
  • Add flour and stir until dough forms and flour is absorbed
  • Turn out on to a flat surface and knead for about 10 minutes or use stand mixer
  • Divide dough into three balls. In three 8" cake pans ( or can use 1 - 8 inch pie plate and 1 - 9 x 13 dish) , put 2 Tbsp of oil in each making sure it is spread evenly
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough ball to about  a 8" circle
  • Place in cake pans
  • Cover with a plate or twoel
  • Place in warm area and allow to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Spoon 1/3 cup sauce on each pizza and spread to within 1 inch of edge
  • Distribute 3 oz. of shredded mozzarella cheese on each pizza
  • Add favorite toppings (sausage, pepperoni, etc.)
  • Top with 1 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • Cook until cheese is bubbling and outer crust is brown - about 15 minutes
  • I then brush outer edge of crust with garlic butter

Garlic Butter

  • Combine butter and garlic and allow to sit for 20 minutes so that garlic flavor infuses butter.