Homemade Pizza Dough Makes Deep Dish Pizza

Why hello old friends! It’s been a while since I’ve written and there are many excuses for that – mainly we had a baby. She’s 18 months old now and it’s time to get back to blogging. I’ve kept up with my research and cooking, but just haven’t had time to write about it. But you’re in for a treat – now I have a stockpile of fantastic dishes.

We love pizza in our house, all kinds. The greasy thin crust from NY, the deep dish from Chicago, the stuff Pillsbury makes in a can, Di’gornio frozen, etc, etc. I stumbled across this simple dough recipe on Pinterest. (Yes, A LOT has changed with the creation, participation and success of Pinterest in our lives!) This dough recipe is two ingredients. TWO. Seriously, here’s the recipe. It’s nearly impossible to not have it on hand.

Pizza Dough:

1 cup plain greek yogurt
1 cup self-rising flour

Boom. Ok I ended up needing more than a cup of flour but here’s how it gets started.

1. Combine the yogurt and flour in a mixing bowl and work into a ball.
2. Once combined turn the dough onto a floured surface
3. Knead the dough for 5-8 minutes (I found myself adding flouring about every minute. I didn’t want the dough to stick to my hands. The additional flour was much more than I expected, but I only added about a tablespoon at a time, to continue the kneading process.)
4. Roll the dough out to prepare

Here’s where you get creative, either:
1. Roll to a square or circle depending on the baking sheet you’re using
2. OR roll to about 13 circle and add to a 9in circular pan (cake pan, if you will)

I went for the second option. I was in the mood for deep dish pizza. Spray the pan with a non-stick cooking spray first, before adding the dough. Once I pressed the dough into the pan I added my toppings. I layered mozzarella, then pizza sauce, topped with turkey pepperoni. Then a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on the top.

Bake in the oven at 450 for 16-18 minutes.

My results: YUM!

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I understand this isn’t “classic” deep dish crust/pizza but it was tasty!! You could expand the flavor by flavoring your crust with a brush of olive oil and garlic – but I was just fine with our results.

Enjoy!

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