• For the dough:
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup warm water
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
    • 1 teaspoon salt
  • For the filling:
    • 1 pound Italian sausage, crumbled and cooked
    • 1 cup sliced pepperoni
    • 1 cup sliced bell peppers
    • 1 cup sliced onions
    • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and active dry yeast. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture and olive oil to the dry ingredients. Mix until the dough forms a ball.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5-7 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until it doubles in size.
  5. While the dough is rising, prepare the filling. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil and sauté the minced garlic until fragrant. Add the crushed tomatoes, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens.
  6. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  7. Punch down the risen dough and press it into a deep-dish pizza pan, covering the bottom and sides.
  8. Layer the cooked Italian sausage, pepperoni, sliced bell peppers, sliced onions, and half of the shredded mozzarella cheese over the dough.
  9. Pour the tomato sauce over the filling and spread it evenly.
  10. Sprinkle the remaining shredded mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan cheese on top.
  11. Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
  12. Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition (per serving – estimated): Please note that the following nutrition values are approximate and can vary based on specific ingredients and serving sizes.

  • Calories: ~400-500 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: ~40-50g
  • Protein: ~20-25g
  • Fat: ~20-25g
  • Fiber: ~2-4g
  • Sodium: ~700-800mg

Keep in mind that these values are just estimates and may not account for variations in the recipe and portion sizes. Additionally, the nutrition content can change if you use different brands or types of ingredients. Always refer to the specific product labels and consult with a registered dietitian for more accurate and personalized nutrition information. Enjoy your Deep Dish Pizza!