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Deep Dish Skillet Pizza

Deep dish style pizza with gooey cheese, pepperoni and lots of marinara sauce.
Deep Dish Skillet Pizza | completelydelicious.com
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For the pizza dough:

  • 3 ½-4 cups all-purpose flour (420-480 grams)
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon active-dry yeast (1 envelope)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs , optional
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder , optional
  • 1 cup water (250 ml)
  • cup olive oil (80 ml)

To assemble the pizza:

  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese (227 grams)
  • ½ cup sliced pepperoni , or other toppings (35 grams)
  • 2 cups marinara sauce (490 grams)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (50 grams)
  • Olive oil , for brushing
  • Fresh basil , optional
  • Red pepper flakes , optional


To make the pizza dough:

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook (or in a large bowl if mixing and kneading by hand), combine 2 cups of the flour, yeast, salt, herbs, and garlic.
  • Heat the water and olive oil in a small saucepan until steaming. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, or until temperature is between 120-130°F.
  • Slowly add the water and oil to the dry ingredients, while mixing on low speed. Use a spatula to scrape down the bowl as needed.
  • With the mixer on medium low, add the remaining flour a ¼ cup at a time, mixing until incorporated between each addition. Continue adding flour until the dough clears the bowl and is sticky to the touch without coming off in your hands.
  • Knead with a dough hook or by hand until smooth and elastic, 5-8 minutes.
  • Shape dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Put in a warm place and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

To assemble the pizza:

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Gently push down on the center of the dough to release the gases and knead by hand on a clean surface a few times. Let dough sit for a few minutes, then roll out into a large circle and transfer to a large 11-inch cast iron skillet.
  • Cover the bottom of the crust with the mozzarella cheese and top with sliced pepperoni or other desired toppings. Spread marinara on top and sprinkle with grated Parmesan.
  • Brush exposed crust with olive oil and bake until crust is golden brown, 35-40 minutes. Let stand about 15 minutes, then slice and serve.


  • Feel free to use whatever toppings you prefer, like sausage, pepperoni, peppers, olives and mushrooms.


Calories: 453kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 1014mg, Potassium: 347mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 511IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 233mg, Iron: 4mg
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