Healthy Deep Dish Pizza

Recipe by Elizardbeth
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 10 slices
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For Crust: Stir water, sugar and yeast together until dissolved. Add the olive oil and the salt. Stir in the flour until well blended. Let dough rise for an hour.
  • For Sauce: Mix tomatoes, tomato sauce, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, bay leaf and sugar in a saucepan. Simmer for 30 minutes or longer.
  • Pizza: Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spray Pam or another cooking spray on a 9 inch round baking dish.
  • Split whole-wheat dough into two sections, one section larger than the other. Roll out larger (about 1/4 inch thick) section and place in round baking dish. Leave about 1 inch hanging over the sides.
  • Roll out smaller dough section (1/4 inch thick) and reserve for the top.
  • Fill crust in dish with topping: green pepper, pepperoni, onion, mushrooms, and any other toppings desired. Use enough toppings to fill the dish 3/4 the way full, leave room for the sauce. Top with Mozzarella cheese.
  • Pour sauce over the top of vegetables. (Depending on topping all the sauce may not fit in dish.).
  • Place remaining crust over the sauce, cheese and topping mixture.
  • Trim to fit the shape of the 9-inch dish. Pinch sides together with bottom crust.
  • Cut slits in top to create air vents.
  • Cook covered with foil for 20 minutes. Remove foil and cook the rest of the way till crust on top is brown and center is warm.
  • Cut into pie piece shape and serve. (You may have remaining liquid at bottom from vegetables, just spoon out into sink to prevent the crust from getting soggy.).
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