Meat Lovers Deep Dish Pizza

Meat Lovers Deep Dish Pizza
Servings: 8 Yield: 8 slices Prep 10 mins Cook 5 mins Bake 450°F 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound sweet or hot Italian pork sausage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 pound pizza dough, at room temperature, or one batch Basic Pizza Dough (find the recipe on familycircle.com)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 green pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Make It

1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly coat a 10-inch deep dish pizza pan with olive oil.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Crumble in the ground beef and sausage; season with the Italian seasoning and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Set aside.

3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to form a circle slightly larger than the pan. Place dough in prepared pan, pressing excess dough to the sides.

4. Layer 1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, reserved meat mixture, pepper and sauce onto dough. Bake at 450 degrees F for 15 minutes. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

5. Use a sharp knife to cut into 8 slices, then remove with pie server or spatula.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 350, Fat, total (g): 19, chol. (mg): 49, sat. fat (g): 7, carb. (g): 29, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 19, sodium (mg): 768, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.