Simple Deep Dish Pizza
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Simple deep dish pizza without the butter and topped with tons of roasted veggies. Easy, healthy, and 45 minutes from start to finish.
Recipe type: Entrée
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Italian-Inspired
Serves: 4
  • 1/2 pizza dough recipe (or 1 store-bought crust)
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mixed veggies of your choice (such as cherry tomatoes, eggplant, onion, green pepper, mushroom)
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (dairy-free for vegan)
  • optional: Italian seasonings, Parmesan cheese, fresh basil
  1. If roasting veggies, preheat oven to broil, toss veggies in olive oil on a baking sheet, and broil for 4-6 minutes on the top rack (low/medium broil), tossing once for even cooking. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (232 C).
  3. Next, coat a cast iron or round baking dish with extra virgin olive oil and run a garlic clove around for seasoning. Plop your dough down into the pan and push it up around the sides about 1 to 1.5 inches. Let rest for a few minutes while preparing the rest of your toppings.
  4. First sprinkle in 1/2 of mozzarella cheese, then add veggies, then sauce. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese, italian seasonings (dried basil, oregano, thyme, red pepper, etc.) and grated parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese and sauce are bubbly. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting, then serve immediately.
*Method adapted from Emeril Lagassi
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for one-quarter of the pizza (2 small pieces).
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 pieces (of 8) Calories: 305 Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 51g Sugar: 7g Sodium: 800mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 12g
Recipe by Minimalist Baker at