Homemade Pizza (similar to deep dish pizza hut)

Marie Baker


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This recipe is easier than it may look, I added lots of pictures to show different steps of the process. So you can see how mine comes out all the way!

You will notice our adult pizza is much browner than the kids pizza, we like it like that. So I would only cook for 15 minutes. We cooked our adult pizza for 20 minutes, kids pizza for 15 in a 475 preheated oven.


★★★★★ 2 votes

2 Hr
15 Min



  • 1 1/3 c
    warm water
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 4 c
  • 9 oz
    oil (seperate 6 oz for 13x9 pan, 3oz for round 9in pan)
  • ·
    butter flavored cooking spray

  • 1 can(s)
    tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    marjoram, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Homemade Pizza (similar to deep dish pizza hut)


  1. Put yeast, sugar salt in a bowl with warm water stir well and let sit for 3 minutes.
  2. Add oil (2TBSP), stir well.
  3. Add flour stir until clumpy dough.
  4. The dough will not be a ball it will be loose clumps of floury dough.
  5. Turn the dough out to a flat surface and knead for around 6-8 minutes, dough will feel tough and be a little difficult.
  6. Split the dough in to two balls, one ball being 2/3's of the dough. Roll dough to fit into 13x9 in pan and a 9 inch round pan.
  7. Put 6oz of oil in the 13x9 pan, 3oz of oil in 9 inch round pan. Make sure to coat the whole pan. Place dough in pans and spray edges of dough (around edge of pan) with butter flavored cooking spray cover and let rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  8. While dough is rising make your sauce by adding all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk, let stand for 1 to 2 hours.
  9. You can prepare other ingredients during this time, like bacon, onion, mushrooms, black olives, pepperoni's, mild peppers, etc...
  10. The Risen Dough (adult pizza).
  11. The Risen Dough (kids pizza).
  12. I had to push the dough down to top the pizza's. Add your sauce, pepperoni, veggies, other meat, then cheese.
    Here is the Adult Pizza
  13. Here is the Kids Pizza.

    I have to make separate you know kids dont always eat that yummy stuff we enjoy.
  14. Bake at 475 for 15 minutes
  15. Our adult Pizza!
  16. Our kids Pizza!

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