Ingredient List
For the Deep Dish Pizza:
  • 1 can (14.5 ounce) petite diced tomatoes, well drained
  • 1 jar (14 ounce) pizza sauce
  • 1 tube (13.8 ounce) refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces sliced pepperoni
For the Deep Dish Pizza Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese
Assembling the Deep Dish Pizza
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Generously grease two 9-inch round pans with nonstick spray. Combine tomatoes and pizza sauce in a medium bowl and set aside.

  • Divide pizza crust into half. Roll each half into an 11-inch circle. Transfer to prepared pans, letting dough drape over the edge. Sprinkle each crust with ½ cup Mozzarella cheese.

  • Season cooked ground beef with minced onion, oregano, and basil. In each pan, layer ¼ of the meat mixture, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, ¼ of tomato mixture, and ½ cup Mozzarella cheese. Repeat the layers: meat, Parmesan cheese, tomato mixture.

  • Fold the dough in to form an edge. Arrange pepperonis evenly over pizzas and top both with remaining ½ cup Mozzarella cheese on each.

  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine buttery topping ingredients and brush over hot crust edges. Cut each pizza into fourths and serve.

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