Dutch Oven Deep Dish Pizza

Dutch Oven Deep Dish Pizza

by Todd Leonard CEC

 

Servings: 16
Total Time: 102 min

Prep Time: 90 min

Cook Time: 12 min

Ingredients:

Crust
1 c. water
2 tbsp. water
1 pkg. Instant Dry Yeast equal to 2 1/4 tsp dry yeast
2 tbsp. olive oil
3 3/4 c. THRIVE Country White Dough Mix

Sauce
1/2 c. THRIVE Tomato Sauce
2 c. hot water
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. THRIVE Peppercorn
1 tbsp. THRIVE Italian Seasoning Blend

Toppings
2 c. THRIVE Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – Freeze Dried reconstituted as per can directions
4 oz. pepperoni slices
1 c. black olives, sliced
1 c. THRIVE Green Bell Peppers – Freeze Dried reconstituted as per can directions
1 c. THRIVE Sausage Crumbles – Freeze Dried reconstituted as per can directions
3/4 c. THRIVE Chopped Onions – Freeze Dried reconstituted as per can directions

Directions:

  1. Prepare crust as per directions on bread can adding water and yeast to bread mix and kneading for 5 minutes. Cover and let rise until doubled.
  2. Shape dough into 2-3 separate pieces. Take one and roll out into 12-14 inch circle on floured table.
  3. Prepare briquettes and let smolder to create white hot coals.
  4. Coat bottom of 12 inch dutch oven with 2-3 tablespoons olive oil. Once coals are white, set oven on coals with lid on to preheat.
  5. To prepare the sauce, heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until slightly golden.
  6. Add hot water to pan to deglaze the garlic, add tomato sauce mix and whisk until combined, bring to simmer. Add peppercorn and Italian seasoning.
  7. Turn heat to low and let simmer until ready to use.
  8. Take rolled dough and carefully place in hot dutch oven, making sure crust lays flat and carefully press crust up sides 1-2 inches with spoon.
  9. Spread sauce on crust to edges and add toppings, cheese last.
  10. Cover and set back on coals. Add 18 coals to top, and 10 to bottom. (internal temp to be 425 degrees)
  11. Cook undisturbed for 12-20 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted and bubbly.

Buon Appetito Cowboy!
*repeat to use other dough balls or use for scones or bread sticks. Extra sauce is great for dipping!