Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Deep Dish Pizza

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This week's Tasty Tuesday recipe is for Deep Dish Pizza. I have been making this dish for years.  I started with a recipe from a church cookbook, but then eventually changed it up to make it more fresh-tasting and interesting. My family loves it.  I think yours will, too!

1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed (or 1 loaf of homemade bread dough)
1 lb hamburger (most of the time I actually use venison burger)
1/4 c finely chopped onion
15 oz chunky tomatoes (with basil and oregano)
6-8 oz tomato paste
1 garlic clove, finely minced
2 Tbsn each fresh, chopped basil and oregano
1 cup each shredded Cheddar and Mozzarella cheeses (or I buy what they call "Pizza Blend" with them already mixed together)

Put the hamburger and onion in a large frying pan.  Brown thoroughly and then add tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, and herbs.  While that simmers for about 10 minutes, spread the bread dough across the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9x13 pan.  Place the sauce mixture on top of the bread dough and then sprinkle with cheese.  Place in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

This is an easy recipe that takes very little preparation and could be made ahead of time to pop in the oven later.  If you give it a try, would you let me know what you think of it?


  1. I just found your recipe this week! I made it tonight and we love it! I only had 1/2 a pound of cooked hamburger, so I just used that and then added pepperoni and spinach on top of the cheese. Totally amazing!! Love the sauce recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know that! I am so glad your family liked it. It has been a recipe my family has loved for as long as I can remember :)

    2. Oh yes, it's going to join the official recipe repertoire, for sure! My college-age sister came over last night and approved the leftovers. She said she might come over tonight also and steal what's left. :)