Deep Dish Detroit-Style Pizza Recipe
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When it comes to homemade pies, nothing beats this Detroit-Style Pizza recipe. Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy in the center. The best!
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • .25 oz Package Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tsp. White Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 2.5 cups Bread Flour
  • Olive Oil, as needed
  • 1 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 8oz. Monterey Jack
  • 8oz. Mild Cheddar
  • 6oz. Pepperoni Slices
  • 3 cups Pizza Sauce
  • Fresh Italian Parsley, for garnish
  • Red Pepper Flakes, for garnish
  1. Set out a large bowl and pour the warm water inside. Stir in yeast, sugar and gently stir to dissolve. Add the olive oil, salt and bread flour. Stir until dough forms and allow it to relax for 15 minutes. Turn dough onto the countertop and knead for 5 minutes, forming a ball.
  2. Pour some oil in the bottom of the Detroit-style pizza pan. Place the dough on top of the olive oil and cover with a kitchen towel. Set aside on the countertop for 1 hour. The dough will increase in size.
  3. When you're ready to assemble, preheat the oven to 550F.
  4. Cut the cheeses into squares and set aside. Rub some olive oil on your fingertips and press down on the dough, spreading evenly to the edges. Make sure to press the dough up a half-inch around all the edges and remove any air bubbles.
  5. Layer with pepperoni, cheese cubes (making sure to add cubes to the top edges of the dough on the sides of the pan) and pour sauce on top in 3 strips. If desired, place another layer of pepperoni on top with the sauce.
  6. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Allow the pizza to cool for a few minutes and then carefully slide the pizza onto a cutting board with a spatula. Cut into squares and enjoy immediately with red pepper flakes and freshly chopped Italian parsley.
Recipe by Slice of Jess at