Deep Dish Pizza


Deep Dish Pizza

This recipe is another one of my favorite super easy, quick to throw together, family pleasing, and incredibly delicious meals, originally from mother’s recipe collection. One of the best things about it is how incredibly adaptable it is to whatever ingredients you have on hand! I’ve made it with absolutely no cheese before and it was still delicious!

This recipe is a testament to just how many family recipes we have. I have an original family cookbook that I made eons ago which lists where every recipe came from and notes about it so I always go and look up that information when I am about to post. I have been bragging to my mother about how delicious this is for ages and telling her that she MUST make it soon! I finally got her intrigued enough to ask for the recipe and she bought all of the ingredients yesterday saying “That does sound good, I’ll have to try that this week!”. This morning when I went to my original cookbook to see where the recipe came from originally, I find out its hers!

NOW I know why it tastes so familiar and where I’ve had it before! I remember having this when I was a little girl but I guess Mama got busy with other recipes and busy work and it eventually faded into the background. Well I am reviving this puppy once more, Mama, coz it is SO GOOD!!

For all of my readers with hungry men and teenage boys to feed, get ready for a home run with Deep Dish Pizza!


For the filling you’ll need: Ground beef, Pizza sauce, italian seasoning, onion, parmesan cheese, Mozzarella, and a bit of pepper.

I already have my beef browned and bagged in the freezer so any ground beef dish is a lot quicker for me. The original recipe (posted at the bottom) calls for one pound of ground beef and one pound of sausage. I just used two pounds of ground beef. See how adaptable this is?

Of course, I use the generic pizza sauce because it is awesome anyway.


For your super easy crust, you’ll need milk, all purpose flour, eggs, bit of salt, and a wee bit of vegetable oil.

Yes, you can use olive oil in place of vegetable oil but I don’t. Why? Because Olive Oil is so expensive it just doesn’t make sense to me. If I ever start drinking oil, I’ll look into more “refined” options :).


In a large skillet, add your beef and chopped onion. You can also add any other pizza ingredients you typically enjoy. Had my entire family (except for me) not been dropped on their heads as children (thereby ruining their ability to tell what is good in food), I would be adding bell pepper and mushrooms now :) YUM!

Of course, this is the step where you would normally brown your beef but I’m just heating mine up a bit here. I’m not really worried about sauteing my onions that much either, just getting them started cooking because they will finish just fine as it bakes in the oven.

I love getting pizza at this little market near our house because they will put all of my favorite toppings on just one or two pieces and leave the rest of the pizza pepperoni only for the unimaginative folks in my life ~grins~


Pour in your pizza sauce and stir.


Now we’re done!


Spray a 9×13 inch pan with baking spray.


Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese over the bottom of the pan.

I am so glad I have leftovers of this to eat right after I am done with this post!

Leftovers of deep dish pizza are EXCELLENT by the way!


Spread meat mixture over the mozzarella.

Now its time to make our crust, you’re just not going to believe how easy it is!


Pour milk into a medium sized bowl.


Add flour


Add eggs and salt


Add your oil.


Stir all of that up well with a large spoon, making sure you get your eggs broken up and mixed in.

That’s it, you’re totally done!


Pour crust batter over meat.

Bake at 350 for thirty minutes. It may not look done but it is :).

066By now, your kitchen is filled with the most delicious smell. Your kids and spouse have been driving you crazy asking if its done yet, and your stomach has set into a continual growl. Or maybe that’s just me :).



Deep Dish Pizza
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1lb Italian sausage (I use 2 lbs ground beef and leave out sausage)
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped (I omit due to picky family)
  • 15 ounce jar pizza sauce
  • ½ Cup Parmesan (Parmesan is not as easy to spell as one might think...)
  • 8 ounce mozzarella
  • ½ tsp salt
  • dash black pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 T oil
  • ½ tsp garlic salt*
  • ¼ cup fresh oregano*
  • **I leave out garlic salt and oregano and just put in two tablespoons dry Italian Seasoning
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Brown hamburger, sausage, onion, and bell pepper. Drain well. Add garlic salt and oregano (or Italian Seasoning). Add pizza sauce. Stir well. Grease a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle mozzarella over bottom of it. Spread meat mixture over the cheese. In mixing bowl, add eggs, milk, flour, oil, and salt. Pour over meat in pan. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over batter. Bake 30 minutes.


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  1. Mindy says

    I added some bacon instead of sausage and used nacho taco cheese mix and some home made sofrito and sazon. I also added dome baking powder to the crust mix. OMG so dang yummy. I used to baking pans 9 X 9 and it it came out perfect …Thank you so much. It is awesomely delicious.

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