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Favorite Deep-Dish Pizza Recipe

My kids love to get pizza delivered. But, it is not very healthy and expensive. I came up with a one bowl pizza that is healthy and allows the kids to add the toppings of their choice. —Sara LaFountain, Rockville, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD: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 (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  • 1. 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 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • 2. Top with pizza sauce. Place mozzarella slices over sauce. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, oregano and Italian seasoning. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.

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