Deep Dish Pizza

I love deep-dish pizza. This is a great alternative to takeout and takes half the time. Sub store-bought marinara sauce when in a pinch. Your family is going to go nuts for this.

Top view of the deep dish pizza in a pyrex deep baking dish

Uses Pyrex® 7”x11” Deep Baking Dish

Serves 8



1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 lb. pizza dough

Marinara sauce, see recipe below or use 28 oz. of your favorite store bought sauce

2 lb. spicy sausage, cooked

1-½ lb. mozzarella, torn or cubed

¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

½ lb. thinly sliced pepperoni

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

3 cloves garlic

1 onion, roughly chopped

One 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes

2 carrots, peeled and halved

1 Parmesan cheese rind

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon sugar



Deep Dish Pizza Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Rub olive oil on the bottom and sides of your Pyrex® 7”x11” deeper baking dish. Place the dough in the dish and push up the sides of the dish.
  3. Workings in layers, add ½ cup of marinara sauce, or enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Then add ¼ of the cooked sausage followed by mozzarella to cover. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and a single layer of pepperoni slices.
  4. Repeat the sequence 3 more times, allowing the last layer to be pepperoni. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. Cool before serving. It will be hot!


Marinara Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Add garlic and toast slightly, about 1 minute.
  2. Add onion, tomatoes, carrots and cheese rind. Simmer over medium low heat for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon sugar.


deep dish pizza in a pyrex deep baking dish accompanied by a bowl of shredded parmesan