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How To Make Deep Dish Pizza

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 people


Pie Dough Crust:

  • 2 sticks cold butter (chopped)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Pizza Ingredients:

  • 7 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 5 slices salami (chopped)
  • 1 jar favorite marinara (1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup grated parm cheese
  • 13 basil leaves (hand torn)


Pie Dough Instructions:

  • First, place the food processor bowl and blade attached in the fridge with butter to get cold (approx 30 min).
  • Next, mix flour and salt together with butter in the food processor on pulse setting for 10 seconds.
  • Now, add the water and vinegar and pulse until the mixture looks like clumpy wet sand.
  • Next, take out the dough and form into a ball.
  • Finally, press the dough into a spring form pan making edges of the dough go up the sides about an inch (see video above). Place pan in fridge until ready to assemble so butter stays cold for flaker crust.

Pizza Ingredients:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • First, place cheddar cheese on dough covered spring form pan.
  • Next, sprinkle salami all over the cheese.
  • Now, add layer of basil and then pour tomato sauce all over the top.
  • Next, springle with parm and place in oven on middle rack for 25 minutes.
  • Finally, release spring form pan and happy pizza eating!
Keyword deep dish, pizza, Sunday dinner