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145Total Time
120Prep Time
25Bake Time

Deep Pan Pizza

Quick and easy

8 Reviews

How to make deep pan pizza

You could order Pizza Hut delivery… Or you could make your own homemade deep pan pizza. Whip up your dough on your lunch break, leave to prove and you could be enjoying slices of delicious deep dish pizza in your pjs by the end of the day.

Serve it sizzling in a skillet for a restaurant style experience or keep it simple in a baking tray…it’s all about the base after all. Now all you need to decide is what to watch on Netflix.

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Prefer a thinner base? You will love our Copycat Pizza Express recipe.

What is a deep pan pizza?

One of the key elements of a deep pan pizza is it’s made in a pan – so much thicker than a thin base made on a pizza tray. The deeper style of the pizza makes way for a doughier base, packed with a squidgy tomato sauce, and a crunchy, flakey crust.

Looking for something to share around with friends and family? Or mini stuffed pizzas will do just the trick to keep smiles on everyone's faces.

145Total Time
120Prep Time
25Bake Time


  1. Step 1:


    Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a big bowl. Mix the water and oil together, then stir in with a cutlery knife.

  2. Step 2:

    KNEAD Tip onto a lightly flour dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes (or use the dough hook attachment on your mixer).

  3. Step 3:


    Lightly grease the mixing bowl with some oil. Put the dough back in, cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size – about 1 hour depending on how warm your kitchen is.

  4. Step 4:


    Roll the dough a big rectangle about 30 x 40cm – keep rolling and the dough will stop springing back eventually. Brush the 25 x 35cm tin with a little oil, then lift in the dough, and roll the edges over a few times to fit inside the tin and make a thick crust all the way around.

  5. Step 5:


    Cover the dough again with clean tea towels and leave to prove until doubled in size again. Preheat your oven to 220°C (200°C fan, gas mark 7).

  6. Step 6:


    Use your fingertips to press lots of holes into the dough – but avoid the crust. Spread the tomato sauce to cover the base. Add your favourite toppings, plus some mozzarella, and then bake for 20-25 minutes, until crisp and golden on top.


  • For the Dough

    • 500g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 7g Allinson's Easy Bake Yeast
    • 1 tsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 2 tsp Salt
    • 300ml Warm water
    • 50ml Olive oil
  • Plus

    • 8 tbsp Tomato purée
    • 125g Mozzarella (torn or grated)


  • Baking tray
  • Mixing bowl

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