Fresh Tomato Deep Dish Pizza
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Serves: 4
  • 1 recipe pizza dough (see NOTES)
  • 1 large tomato (beefsteak is good), sliced thinly (I used 8 slices and used a mandoline)
  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella -OR- 6-8 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbs shredded Asiago cheese (optional)
  • 2 tbs chopped fresh basil -OR- 1 tsp dried
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Pat pizza dough in a deep 10-12-inch greased round pan (see post for other pans you can use)
  3. Brush crust with the olive oil
  4. Distribute shredded mozzarella over crust
  5. Place one tomato slice in the center, then place the other slices around the outer edge.
  6. Divide basil between each tomato
  7. Sprinkle Parmesan over filling
  8. Sprinkle Asiago over the top (optional but suggested)
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes
You can substitute pre-made store-bought pizza dough or a Boboli shell for the homemade pizza dough

For the homemade dough (link in recipe)--if using special pizza dough yeast, eliminate the dough resting time.
Recipe by The Midnight Baker at