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Easy Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
23 mins
Total Time
1 hr 3 mins
 
If you're a pizza lover, this crazy-delicious, super-easy, deep dish pepperoni pizza is the stuff dreams are made of. It never fails to bring rave reviews!
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza
Servings: 6
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prepare Easy Deep Dish Pizza Dough as instructed in the recipe through step 5.

  2. For the toppings, cover the dough with the Super Easy Pizza Sauce to within a half inch of the edges. Cover the sauce with the cheese, again keeping a ½ inch border (so the cheese doesn't burn because of the heat from the edge of the pan). Top cheese with pepperoni. Space the pepperoni fairly close together as they will shrink in the oven. Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves, if desired. If basil leaves are large, cut them into smaller pieces.
  3. Preheat oven to 450˚F with a rack on the lowest level. (if using a cake pan preheat to 425˚F with a rack in the center of the oven).
  4. When ready to bake, cover with foil (see Café Tips in pizza dough post) and bake for 15 minutes on the lowest rack of the oven. Remove foil and bake another 5-8 minutes or until cheese is melty and edges are light golden brown. Run a knife around the edge of the crust and transfer pizza to a cutting board with a spatula. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and more fresh basil, if desired. Slice and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above for further instructions and detailed tips.

The estimated time for this recipe assumes that the sauce has already been made.

The nutritional information does not include the crust or sauce. See those individual posts for their nutritional info.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 344mg15%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Calcium 145mg15%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.