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One Skillet Deep Dish Pizza

A delicious and simple deep dish pizza.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 - Containers Refrigerated Pizza Dough
  • ¼ Corn Meal
  • 1 - stick butter or margarine softened

Sauce

  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. crushed red peppers
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning

Toppings

  • 1 lb. fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
  • ¼ lb. Italian sausage spicy or sweet
  • ¼ lb. ground beef
  • ½ medium onion sliced
  • Red bell pepper sliced
  • Yellow bell pepper sliced
  • 1 cup Italian blend shredded cheese

Instructions

  • 1) Sprinkle cornmeal on table top and open pizza dough. Knead dough together until cornmeal is mixed into dough and pizza dough forms one large ball.
  • 2) Roll out dough. Smother with softened butter, and then roll dough into a cylinder. Fold the dough into three parts, one end over the other. Press edges together and form a ball. Place dough in lightly covered bowl and put in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • 3) Combine crushed tomatoes and sauce seasonings in a medium bowl. Set sauce aside until ready to use.
  • 4) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 5) Roll out dough into a circle about 15 inch in diameter. Lay dough over a 12 inch cast iron skillet. Cover the bottom of the skillet with the dough and work it up the edges.
  • 6) Layer sliced mozzarella cheese across the dough.
  • 7) Cover cheese with sauce.
  • 8) Mix together sausage and ground beef. Break quarter size pieces of meat and scatter over pizza. The meat will cook in the oven.
  • 9) Top with onions and bell pepper.
  • 10) Roll up the edges of the dough to form pizza crust. Then brush crust with melted butter.
  • 11) Bake for 45 minutes. When done let set for 10 minutes.