Thick Crust Pizza

Selection Sunday officially kicks off the NCAA College Basketball Championships. I've teamed up with Wilton Armetale to bring you this delicious at-home tailgating recipe and an amazing GIVEAWAY, so you can be prepared for the Madness! **Giveaway has ended**

This Thick Crust Pizza recipe is a slam dunk for your March Madness parties! The pizza crust is thick and buttery, and with the Gourmet Grillware Casserole/Baker you can make your pizza on the grill and serve it right from the gorgeous pan! How awesome is that?! Pizza tailgating party anyone?!!

Wilton Armetale sent me the Baker to try, and it did a great job on this pizza crust! I was pleasantly surprised when the crust came out thick, crisp and delicious, and  I loved being able to take it from the oven to the table all in one pan! Perfect!



The Grillware Casserole/Baker is super versatile! You can use it on the grill, in the oven, and even on your stove-top! It will keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold longer. Like most quality cookware, this is not dishwasher or microwave safe, but I can assure you clean-up is a breeze with some soapy water! The pizza crust slid right out of the pan-no sticking whatsoever! I love how durable and lightweight it is, and with the lifetime warranty, I don't have to worry about breaking it! 







Thick Crust Pizza

Life Tastes Good
Published 03/16/2014
Thick Crust Pizza

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (110-115 degrees F)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Sliced fresh mushrooms (I used about 4 ounces)
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • fresh chopped basil
  • 2 1/2 cups Red Sauce (or 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes, drained)

Instructions

  1. Dissolve 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast and 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar in 1 cup of warm water. NOTE: This recipe is designed for a more humid climate, so I reduce the water a bit. If you don't humidity concerns then use 1 1/8 cups water. Let stand for about 5 minutes to proof. I should be foamy when ready. If it doesn't foam then then either the yeast was bad or your water was too hot or too cold and you will have to start over as your dough won't rise if you use this yeast (sorry).
  2. Combine yeast mixture with 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup corn oil, and 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt in a stand mixer with a hook attachment. Knead just a couple of minutes until the dough holds together. You can mix by hand as well if you don't have a stand mixer and then knead the dough on a lightly floured surface. The dough will be a slightly sticky and that's okay.
  3. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a buttered bowl, turning to coat. Cover bowl with a towel and place in your cold oven with the light on. Allow to rise for at least an hour or until doubled in size.
  4. When dough is doubled in size, punch down dough to remove the air bubbles and let rest for about 10 minutes.
  5. Lightly grease the bottom of your casserole/baker with corn oil and press the dough evenly into the pan being sure you press it at least halfway up the sides of the pan. Cover the pan and place in your cold oven with the light on once again. Allow to rise another 30-40 minutes.
  6. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. You can also cook this on the grill! It will add a delicious smoky flavor and is the best way to eat pizza!
  7. Top the dough in this order: 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, be sure to lightly press the cheese into the dough, 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, 2 1/2 cups Red Sauce, sliced mushrooms to cover the top, and thinly sliced onions to cover the top. If you add meat toppings such as pepperoni or cooked sausage, be sure to add them on top of the cheese, before adding the sauce.
  8. Grill or bake pizza for 30-40 minutes until the crust is crisp on the outside. Mine baked for 40 minutes and came out perfectly crisp on the outside and soft and delicious on the inside!
Yield: Serves 8
Prep Time: 2 hrs. 00 mins.
Cook time: 40 mins.
Total time: 2 hrs. 40 mins.

Recipe inspired by allrecipes.com The Real Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Dough

For more chances to win the Gourmet Grillware Casserole/Baker head on over to Flavor Mosaic. Michele is cooking up some Hot Cheesy 7 Layer Dip for March Madness!! I've got some chips just waiting to dig into this!!



And you don't want to miss The Life and Loves Of Grumpy's Honeybunch!! Shelby has yet another chance to win the casserole/baker and she baked up these decadent S'mores Brownies for a sweet treat that will more than satisfy your chocolate cravings during the championships and all year long!!

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  • Winner will be selected by Random and be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.



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97 comments:

  1. Wow! What fantastic looking recipes and what a great pan! I'd don't know what I'd make, but it looks so versatile, the sky would be the limit! Great giveaway!!

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    1. Thanks, Renee! It is really a nice pan. I made Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars last night and they are super delish too!

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  2. Your pizza looks amazing! I am going to have to make a deep dish pizza for Grumpy, that is his favorite (he likes the thick crust!). Good luck to those entering the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks, Shelby!! I'm all about the thick crust too! Don not so much, but he really liked this one!!

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  3. What a fun giveaway! I'm feeling lucky - lol. I like that the pan has a lip on the sides so you can easily get a hold of it. My husband is a pizza fanatic and would love your deep dish version!

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    1. YAY Sandra!! Good luck!! Remember Flavor Mosaic and Grumpy's HoneyBunch are each giving away the same baker, so there are lots of chances to win all 3 of these pans!! I love the handles too. I haven't used it on the grill yet, but I'm sure that makes it even easier to handle when dealing with the hot grill!

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  4. Ooooh! That looks SO GOOD! I love deep-dish pizza! (Hubs always wants thin crust) - So I can make this while he's out on the road, Yay!!!

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    1. Thanks, Staci! That's funny! I'm with you - I love the deep dish and hubs loves the thin (but he did like this one and gobbled it up haha) Have a great week ~Marion

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  5. Looks totally delish! And the baker/griller looks awesome :)

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  6. This recipe looks great!! We love pizza, and I can't wait to try this one myself!!
    And what a fantastic giveaway!! Thank you, thank you!!

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  7. I like onions and peppers on my pizza

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. me too Ann! although I have to easy on the peppers these day. Good luck!!

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  8. Looks wonderful! I love thick crust pizza!

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    1. you and me both!! Don and I used to fight over which kind of pizza to get when we would go out - he's not such a fan of the thick crust :/, but he always caved to make me happy haha

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  9. Every once in awhile, I get in the mood for thick crust pizza, and this looks delicious Marion! I would love to win the pan. Looks like a great lasagna pan to me!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kim. Good luck! it's ending tonight woohoo!

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  10. Forgot to add that I love any kind of veggies on my pizza. My husband is a carnivore though and wants the pepperoni, sausage, ham, etc.....lol

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    1. I'm all about the veggies too. I do have to compromise and have some ham every once in a while for Don haha

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  11. Marion, this thick crust pizza looks amazing, and the perfect pan to use for making it as well! As far as toppings, I love spinach, feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, just so good together!

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    1. Thanks, Shannon! oooh that combo sounds delish! I do LOVE sun-dried tomatoes!! Good luck!

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  12. My favorite pizza toppings are roasted red peppers and feta cheese.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and entering, Jennifer! good luck!!

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  13. I want this pan! It would be great for something like BBQ chicken...

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    1. Good luck, Tripp!! It is a very nice pan and works great on the grill too! It would be wonderful for bbq chicken!!

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  14. Lots of cheese, canadian bacon, and pineapple!

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    1. Can't go wrong with cheeeeeese!!! and I'm right there with you on the bacon and pineapple! yummm! good luck!

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  15. i like ham and pineapple
    cathycasper@hughes.net

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    1. My daughter's favorite is a Hawaiian pizza!! Good luck Mary!

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  16. My favorite pizza toppings are spinach, red peppers and sausage. Deana

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and entering, Deana! I love spinach on anything!! Good luck!

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  17. Yummm, Pizza with sausage, onions, peppers and lots of cheese!

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    1. Reading all of these comments, I am really craving some of these delicious combos! Thanks for stopping by, Sylvia! Good luck :)

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  18. Chicken and olives.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  19. cheese is my favorite topping for pizza

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    1. You can't go wrong with cheeeeeeese!!!! Thanks for stopping by, Carol! Good luck!

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  20. I love pineapple, onion, and mushroom :-)

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    1. Yummmm Nora! I love fresh mushrooms on pizza. It is my favorite topping!! Thanks for stopping by and entering! Good luck!

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  21. I love spinach, zucchini and mushrooms!

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    1. Sara that sounds divine!! I've never had zucchini on pizza before, but I love zucchini, so now I can't wait to try that! Thanks for the inspiration! Good luck!!

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  22. I like cheese, sausage, onions, green peppers, black olives, and whatever else I have on hand!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and entering Deborah! We sometimes cheat and buy one of those loaded pizzas from Sam's Club - they are pretty darn good and not bad for about $8! Good luck!!

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  23. My favorites are mushroom and sausage.

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    1. You are speaking my kind of toppings Tina! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  24. My favorite toppings are Linguica, mushrooms, onions, peppers, lots of cheese.

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    1. I learned something new! Thanks, Angie. I have never heard of linguica :o). Thanks for stopping by and good luck!!

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  25. I like pepperoni and black olives and mushrooms.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Rebecca! Good luck!!

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  26. We love pizza at our house! We love thin crust veggie snd chicken pizza.

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    1. We ate a lot of pizza this past week with my daughter home from college haha. She was craving it from our favorite local pizza place and then she made us one of her famous white pizzas - yummm! So you can tell pizza is a fave in our house too haha! Thanks for stopping by Alice! good luck!!

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  27. I don't see a Rafflecopter box! My favorite pizza is deep dish - this looks amazing! (And Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Popper? OKAY!)

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    1. Oh no, Isla, I'm sorry. Sometimes you have to refresh the page, but here is a link to the rafflecopter on my facebook page (I hope the link comes through, but if not you can copy and paste it. Good luck!! https://www.facebook.com/LifeTastesGoodBlog/app_228910107186452 I hope that helps! That Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Popper Pizza is crazy goood!!!

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  28. Ok, this looks like a product I'd LOVE! Thank you so much for sharing - now I definitely know my next "have to have" for the kitchen AND the summer grill...

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    1. Oh, and YUM to the recipe sharing, too...

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    2. ...and I'm a white pizza girl - spinach, garlic, onion, you name it... throw on a little bacon...

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    3. We love our white pizza too, Angie!! Madison made some for us this past week - she gets it just right every time somehow! It's just not the same when I try to make it ;o). Thanks for stopping by and entering. Good luck!!

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    1. Veggie pizzas rule!! haha Thanks for stopping by and good luck!!

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  30. I love making a BBQ chicken pizza - with a surprise ingredient of pineapple!

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    1. BBQ chicken and pineapple sounds really good! Thanks for stopping by Erika! Good luck!!

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  31. Canadian bacon and pineapple is my favorite.

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    1. I'm seeing a lot of pineapple fans in the comments!! We love it too - especially grilled - yummm! Thanks for stopping by Ellie! good luck!

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  32. My favorite pizza toppings are green peppers and mushrooms.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Zenetta!! Good luck. I love my veggie pizzas too! yummm

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Becca Ann! Good luck!! I love those two toppings. Spinach is like one of my favorite things in the world haha

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    1. thanks for stopping by and entering! good luck!!

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  35. I love peppers, onions and feta cheese!

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    1. thanks for stopping by and entering! good luck!!

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  36. I love green peppers, mushrooms, onions and black olives for pizza toppings.
    Laurie Emerson
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    1. Thanks for stopping by and entering, Laurie!! good luck!!

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    1. YES! Pesto pizza is amazing!! Of course, I love pesto on just about anything and everything!! Thanks for stopping by and entering!! Good luck!!

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  38. My favorite toppings on pizza are Italian sausage, pepperoni, onions,mushrooms and extra cheese.

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    1. Thanks for stopping in and entering Roxann!! Good luck!!

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  39. I like just about everything on my pizza: Sausage, hamburger, onions, olives, mushrooms, peppersoni, etc.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and entering, Carolsue!! Good luck!!

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  40. My favorite pizza toppings are artichokes and bacon.

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    1. Oh my gosh! I have never had artichokes on pizza, but I love them, so why not?!! Thanks for the inspiration! I have to try that! Good luck!!

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  41. My favorite pizza toppings are pepperoni and onions!

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  42. I love anything but black olives. I especially love a good hawaiian pizza! Thanks!

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  43. My favorite toppings on a pizza are pepperoni, pineapple, black olives and mushrooms.

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  44. I like sausage and mushrooms on my pizza

    daddonut at yahoo dotcom

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  45. MARIA SIMON... OK THIS LOOKS GREAT..YOUR PICS MAKING ME HUNGRY THANKS FOR GIVEAWAY..PERFECT FOR MY LARGE FAMILY

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  46. Italian sausage and pepperoni are my favs

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  47. I like banana peppers, cheddar, mozzarella, green peppers, and onions.

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  48. Sausage extra cheese and pineapple

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  49. I just like basic pepperoni
    Addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  50. I love a lot of vegetables on my pizza!

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  51. I like sausage, mushrooms, onions and peppers

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  52. Thanks for the giveaway…we love onions, green peppers, & Italian sausage as pizza toppings.

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  53. G'day! Looks terrific Marion! I could go for some right now!
    Cheers! Joanne

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