Amazing Veggie Deep Dish Pizza-Recipe
With the continued success of the previous Spicy Hawaiian Pizza hub I realized.... People love pizza. Pizza is almost always a favorite for anyone and I love the variety that comes with it. You can have whatever toppings you want and it is still good. There is nothing better than food, friends and fun.
If you have been following along with me here then you know that I have posted the dough recipe I always use on My Spicy Hawaiian Pizza hub. I linked to it above go ahead and grab that recipe and meet me back here, I'l wait......... You got it yet? ..........Alright, good....Let's get started then.
Take your ball of dough, I used about a third of the dough ball because I wanted it to be a little on the thick side. You want to grease your pan and start to form your dough. What I like to do is start with the small ball of dough and gently hold it in my hands. Slowly pull outward and rotate as well as letting gravity help you out as well... I never use a rolling pin for my pizza dough as it will be slightly tacky to the touch and it doesn't give it the texture and shape that I want. Place your slightly formed dough into the pan and work it up the sides... at least half to a third of the way up.
Poke holes in your formed dough to aerate so it doesn't just puff up into a solid mass. I like to pre-bake my dough in a 450° oven for about 5 minutes. This crust may be a touch thick, if that is the case let it go for another 2-3 to be sure it cooks all the way through when it is completely done.
The toppings on this pizza work really well together in unexpected ways. Here's what you need!
- Peppers- I used red and yellow
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Parmesan Cheese
- Cheddar Cheese
After you pre-bake your crust remove from oven. There is no need for cooling so as long as your are careful you can get right to work! Place a thin layer of your favorite pizza or pasta sauce. You don't want to over do it, just enough to cover the bottom. Over working the sauce will leave your finished crust wet and soggy. Sprinkle the sauce with a good dose of Parmesan cheese. Personally I don't like a lot of Parm but if you do use a little more. I then used a simple dried Pizza Topping herb mix out of the spice cabinet, but you can use any combination of Parsley, oregano, and basil. Normally when I go with a red sauce Basil is my number one choice as it pairs really well with tomatoes.
Next you want to put a layer of Mozzarella cheese, and on top of that your onion, tomato, jalapeño, and red and yellow peppers. Use your best judgement here; this is a deep dish pizza, though it doesn't take a lot. I then put on a heavy layer of my broccoli because coincidentally... that is my favorite part.
Top with another layer of Mozzarella and then a thin layer of your Cheddar until all your toppings are covered. You should be at the top layer of your crust after filling with your toppings.
Place back in your oven at 450° F for 20-25 minutes. This is one pizza you will need to keep an eye on. You want to cook this through completely. Once the crust is golden brown and slightly crispy remove from the oven and allow to rest for a few minutes before cutting. Serve and enjoy!!!
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