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Best Deep Pan Pizza Dough Recipe

This deep pan pizza dough recipe is mouthwateringly good. The crust is fluffy, crispy and everything a deep pan pizza should be and the pizza can hold a ton of toppings, so don't hold back on piling on all your favorites. This recipe is for 4 portion sized pizzas, but alternatively you could just make it into one large pizza if you so desire.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 pizzas
Author Simone - Munchyesta.com


  • 1 3/4 cups Water
  • tbsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 5 cups Tipo 00 Flour or All-purpose Flour


  • Pour the lukewarm water into a large mixing bowl. Dissolve the yeast in the water and add the salt. Stir in the flour a little at a time until everything is mixed. Knead the dough for around 8-10 minutes, until the dough forms a firm, yet elastic pizza dough.
  • Cover the bowl with a clean cloth and set aside to rise for 1 hour.
  • Next, remove the cloth and pour the dough out onto a clean flour dusted kitchen table. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and knead them again. Roll the dough into 4 balls and cover with a clean cloth again. Leave to rise on the kitchen counter for 20 more minutes.
  • Roll out the pizza doughs into round pizza shapes.
  • Spray the 4 baking pans with oil and gently place each pizza dough in their own pan (each pan should be around 10 inches). Cover the baking pans with a plate to keep the dough in place and place the baking pans with the dough in the refrigerator for 3 hours (or if you're in a hurry, just let them rise on the counter for 45 minutes instead).
  • Preheat the oven to 450F Top the pizzas with all the toppings you want (tomato sauce, cheese, veggies etc.) and bake them in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the pizza dough is cooked and the crust is slightly crispy. Serve hot and enjoy.