Quick & Easy Deep Dish Pizza Recipe
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Quick & Easy Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

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I was trying to impress my boyfriend in the kitchen, so I made this meaty pizza. I think it worked. Here we are 17 years later, and I still make it for our family at least once a month, if not more! —Stacey White, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 10 slices Canadian bacon (about 6 ounces), coarsely chopped
  • 2 packages (6-1/2 ounces each) pizza crust mix
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces sliced pepperoni

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large skillet, cook beef, pepper and onion over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in pizza sauce and Canadian bacon; remove from heat.
  2. Prepare dough for pizza crust according to package directions. Press dough to fit bottom and 1 in. up sides of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  3. Spoon meat sauce into crust. Sprinkle with cheese; top with pepperoni. Bake, covered, 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until crust and cheese are golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.
Freeze option: Cool meat sauce before assembling pizza. Securely cover and freeze unbaked pizza. To use, bake frozen pizza, covered with foil, in a preheated 425° oven 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until golden brown and heated through.
Originally published as Quick & Easy Deep Dish Pizza in Simple & Delicious August/September 2014

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Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"Very good and well received. Next time I will try using ground sausage instead or addition to the ground beef."

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"Recipe saved! Only change I'd make is **making my own pizza crust***."

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