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Favorite Deep-Dish Pizza

My kids love to get pizza delivered, but it's expensive and not very healthy. I came up with a one-bowl pizza that is healthier than delivery pizza and allows the kids to add the toppings of their choice. —Sara LaFountain, Rockville, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) quick-rise yeast
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Optional: Sliced red onion and chopped green pepper
  • Optional: Fresh oregano leaves and crushed red pepper flakes


  • In a large bowl, combine wheat flour, 1 cup all-purpose flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Add water and oil; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • Top with pizza sauce. Place mozzarella slices over sauce. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, oregano and Italian seasoning. If desired, top with red onion and green pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. If desired, top with fresh oregano leaves and crushed red pepper flakes.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 449 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 646mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • ms11145
    Nov 3, 2020

    I love deep dish pizza; however, this was way toooooo deep for us. We only ate the top half of each slice. But having said that, the dough is good and this could easily make 2 pizzas and still be considered deep dish. I topped ours with red onions, mushrooms and Canadian bacon.

  • Butcher2boy
    Nov 2, 2020

    Loved the flavors. I didn't use whole wheat though, stuck to my tried and true recipe from TOH. I loaded all our favorite veggies and Italian Sausage. It was A LOT of crust and I like the idea that jetluvs2cook and have dipping sauce for all that pizza crust. Will be making this again with that extra dipping sauce, too much crust for me but others here love the crust. VFE

  • pattiejean
    Oct 31, 2020

    This was delicious, and a great way to sneak in whole wheat "bread" for family members who prefer white. I topped mine with pepperoni and sauteed onion, red pepper, and mushrooms. The crust baked up beautifully. This was a cinch to throw together; will definitely make again. VFE

  • jetluvs2cook
    Oct 29, 2020

    I like the concept of this dish making a deep dish pizza! Next time I will use my own crust recipe, because personally we like a white flour crust better. The wheat flour makes it a heavier crust. I would also add more's a lot of crust! Or you could have extra dipping sauce. That would be good too! I added ham and pepperoni to the toppings too.

  • Annamarie
    Oct 28, 2020

    This recipe was fantastic! The dough was so easy, and I decided to top it with mushrooms, sausage and white onions—my favorites!

  • RosyHues
    Mar 9, 2020

    I would love to have this recipe! Your video recipes are wonderful and I would love to have the recipes. Thank you for making something that would be difficult much easier to complete!