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Favorite Deep-Dish Pizza

My kids love to get pizza delivered, but it's expensive and not very healthy. I came up with a one-bowl pizza that is healthier than delivery and allows the kids to add the toppings of their choice. —Sara LaFountain, Rockville, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) quick-rise yeast
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Optional: Sliced red onion, chopped green pepper, fresh oregano and crushed red pepper flakes


  • In a large bowl, combine wheat flour, 1 cup all-purpose flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Add water and oil; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • Top with pizza sauce. Place mozzarella slices over sauce. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, oregano and Italian seasoning. If desired, top with red onion and green pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. If desired, top with fresh oregano leaves and crushed red pepper flakes.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 449 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 646mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.

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