Deep Dish Skillet Pizza
Deep dish style pizza with gooey cheese, pepperoni and lots of marinara sauce.
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)
- ⅓ 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