Whole-Wheat Deep Dish Pizza

3 Reviews / 4.3 Average
Adapted from King Arthur Flour, I'm sharing how to make homemade Whole-wheat Deep Dish Pizza! There are a few different steps to take that differ from a regular crust, but it's super simple and delicious. It's a fun way to switch up pizza night at home.
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Homemade Deep Dish Pizza on 100 Days of Real Food

It’s amazing how a few simple changes (as explained below) can completely reinvent a family-favorite recipe! I don’t think we’re alone in loving homemade pizza, but as with anything it can get a little same ol’ same ol’ after a while. So, I have to thank my daughter for suggesting we have Chicago-style deep dish pizza for dinner one night instead. I don’t know if it’s our Chicago roots (my parents grew up there) or what, but this simple switch up made this classic recipe exciting and new again and not to mention, SO tasty. It was a big hit with the whole family, and it may be a while before we go back to regular pizza again, LOL. :)

What Makes It a Deep Dish Pizza?

Here are the main differences that make this pizza crust “deep dish” instead of regular…

  1. Slightly different recipe with cornmeal and butter added.
  2. No rolling pin needed, simply use your hands.
  3. Form and bake in a cake pan (pictured).

I hope you enjoy this deep dish pizza recipe as much as we did!

two pans of whole-wheat deep dish pizza crust before baking
Deep Dish Pizza on 100 Days of Real Food

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  1. 5 stars
    I researched so many recipes for this particular dough and chose this one! I was pleasantly surprised how wonderful the crust turned out! I can’t wait to make it again! Next time I might add an additional tablespoon of butter but that’s about it!! I’m going to share this with my friends! Thanks!!

  2. Is 1 3/4 c water the correct amount for the dough? I have tried this twice now and both times it became very gooey when I added the water to the food processor.

  3. 4 stars
    Our family makes this too, but since our fam is a bit bigger (6 people total), we use a cast iron skillet instead of the cake pans. Works great! In fact, it helps make the crust a little more crunchy like a real brick oven.

  4. Thank you, this looks awesome!! My husband cooks the deep-dish pizza in our home and it’s great to have some options.

    Wondering how much time do you plan for prep/cook?