Deep Dish Pizza. I had been meaning to try this dish for quite some time and as luck would have it, the leftovers in the refrigerator aligned themselves perfectly for a pizza pie. We had some leftover meatballs, spaghetti, sauce, and cheese. Time to make a deep dish pie for the first time. Perfect comfort food for a cold winters night.
First, Hope ran a batch of pizza dough through the bread machine.
3 1/4 cups AP flour
1 tbsp yeast
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/4 cups warm water
Put it all in a bread machine, yeast on the bottom, and let it sit through one raise cycle. Then pull out of the bread maker and cover with a clean towel for 15 minutes.
When handling the dough, spray your hands with cooking spray. You'll thank me later...
Then, I pulled out my trusty Griswold #10 and Hope spread about half of dough in the skillet. Let the layering begin!
Then leftover spaghetti, sauce, some onion, black olives, sweet pepper, diced meatballs, and pepperoni...
Finally, a thick layer of cheese...
I threw the skillet into an oven preheated to 450 F and baked until the crust was brown and the cheese was nice and bubbly. Total bake time was about 20 minutes.
The moment of truth. Would it stick?
Properly seasoned cast iron? I got this. No problem. This pie slid out of the cast iron. We sliced it up and dug into this feast.
Why had I not tried this earlier? I don't know, but we will be trying this again in the future. I think I see a use for some leftover competition pulled pork. More on that later.
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