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Homemade Deep Dish Pizza with Beef, Pepperoni & Peppers

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  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 55 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 549 1 serving

Does hot, delicious pizza, piled with hearty meats and cheese sound good right now?  Well, you can have it about an hour with this recipe for Homemade Deep Dish Pizza with Beef, Pepperoni and Peppers.  Refrigerated dough, frozen peppers and onions, plus a savory chunky tomato sauce make it possible- just brown the beef and veggies, add the sauce, then layer the dough with the beef mixture, pepperoni and cheese.  Baking in a cast iron skillet gives this Homemade Deep Dish Pizza a crust crispy enough to hold all those toppings.  Treat yourself and make it tonight!


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup frozen pepper and onion blend, thawed, drained, and patted dry
  • 1 cup Prego® Chunky Tomato, Basil & Garlic Italian Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package (about 13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust dough
  • 12 slices pepperoni
  • 1 cup shredded pizza cheese blend (about 4 ounces)


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 400°F.  While the oven is heating, cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring often to separate meat.

  • Step 2

    Add peppers and onions and cook until the beef is well browned. Pour off any fat.  Season with salt and pepper.  Stir in the sauce and heat to a boil.  Remove the skillet from the heat.

  • Step 3

    Brush the oil on the inside of a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Unroll the dough.  Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the skillet.

  • Step 4

    Top the dough with the beef mixture, pepperoni and cheese.

  • Step 5

    Bake for 20 minutes or until the crust is a deep golden brown (if the crust is getting too dark cover loosely with aluminum foil)

  • Step 6

    Let the pizza cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then carefully remove from the hot skillet to a cutting board.  Cut and serve with additional sauce, if desired.

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Calories 549
Total Fat 23 g
Sat. Fat 9.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 59 mg
Sodium 1138 mg
Total Carb 53 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 10 g
Protein 27 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 17 %DV
Iron 22 %DV
Potassium 14 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.