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Amazing Veggie Deep Dish Pizza-Recipe

Updated on October 10, 2010

A Favorite

   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. 

The Dough

  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.

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Form your Dough in a cake pan with high sides.Poke holes in your formed dough to aerate the crust to prevent it from rising too much while baking.
Form your Dough in a cake pan with high sides.
Form your Dough in a cake pan with high sides.
Poke holes in your formed dough to aerate the crust to prevent it from rising too much while baking.
Poke holes in your formed dough to aerate the crust to prevent it from rising too much while baking.

The Toppings

   The toppings on this pizza work really well together in unexpected ways. Here's what you need!

  • Onion
  • Peppers- I used red and yellow
  • Tomato
  • Broccoli
  • Jalapeño
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • herbs
  • sauce 


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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    • SognoPiccolo profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      oh Brandyn.... this is me rolling my eyes at you...

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      Pizza Dawg 

      7 years ago

      I still say this needs something that once had parents on top, like pepperoni or something. But I'd give the veggie thing a shot.

    • SognoPiccolo profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      Pizza is the greatest huh? lol

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      An awesome recipe: As you know I love to cook, and I love Pizza.

      Brother Dave.

    • SognoPiccolo profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      I love me some broccoli!

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      Sunny Robinson 

      7 years ago from Tennessee

      I love broccoli on pizza now that Sogno has showed us what a great ingredient it can be.

    • SognoPiccolo profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      wowsa... you are making me blush! I am SO glad you liked it! This pizza was awesome, I officially vowed to myself never to eat broccoli made any other way, when its baked on a pizza it ends up bringing out the most amazing flavor.

    • Jillian Barclay profile image

      Jillian Barclay 

      7 years ago from California, USA

      Always love what I read from you! This sounds really good! I always make homemade pizza, but have never tried making deep dish. I am going to try it-tried your hummus- it was awesome! How did I ever survive using canned garbanzo beans! I love brocolli, so this is going to be great!


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