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Cathy’s Quick and Easy Homemade Deep Dish Pizza

Serves 5 (11 x 3in pan)


Ingredients: dough

(1) ¼ oz packet of rapid rising yeast

1 tbsp of light brown sugar

1 cup of warm water

1 tbsp of olive oil

2 ½ cup of flour

1 tbsp kosher salt

¼ cup of grated parmesan cheese

½ stick of melted unsalted butter


Ingredients: pizza toppings

1lb Italian sausage

 4 oz of pepperoni

 ¼ cup of real bacon bits

1 8oz pack ok provolone cheese slices

(2) 8 oz bags of mozzarella cheese

(2) 16 oz cans of diced tomatoes

 1 tsp plus ½ Tbsp of Cathy's Basil Leaf

¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
Cooking instructions
  1. dissolve brown sugar in cup of warm water
  2. add yeast, allow yeast to activated for 10 minutes
  3. add olive oil and mix
  4. mix flour, salt, and parmesan cheese in mixing bowl
  5. make hole in center of flour mixture and pour yeast gradually into mixture ( use dough hook when mixing)
  6.  add melted unsalted butter
  7. mix until dough is well blended (dough will be sticky, if too sticky add a little flour for handling )
  8. oil a large plastic bowl and place dough in bowl
  9. loosely cover top of bowl with plastic wrap


NOTE: Quick Rising Tip:

Place 2 cups of water in microwave, Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Place dough in microwave with cups of hot water and let rise for 20 minutes.


  1. remove dough from microwave
  2. lightly flour work surface and roll dough with rolling pin or hands to size of pizza pan
  3. lightly oil deep dish pizza pan to prevent dough from sticking to pan
  4. place dough in baking pan
  5. with a fork, poke small air holes into bottom of  dough


Toppings Instructions

Preheat oven 350 degrees


  1. brown Italian Sausage and crumble when finished
  2. layer provolone cheese on bottom of dough
  3. add both bags of mozzarella cheese and spread evenly
  4. add Italian sausage
  5. layer pepperoni
  6. add bacon bits
  7. sprinkle with 1 tsp Cathy's Basil Leaf
  8. layer with both cans of diced tomatoes
  9. sprinkle parmesan cheese
  10. sprinkle remaining basil over pizza
  11. place pizza in oven and let bake for 50 minutes