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Reader Recipe | Mom’s Famous Deep-Dish Pizza

Beef, Cheese, Pork, Vegetables

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  • 8-10

Submitted by Romona Berg


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb Jimmy Dean sausage (mild or hot)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1–2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (4 oz) cans mushrooms
  • 2.25 oz can sliced black olives (optional)
  • 24 oz jar Prego Italian sauce + 1/4 C water
  • Olive oil
  • Hot roll mix
  • 4 C shredded mozzarella
  • 6 oz bag sliced pepperoni Grated Parmesan cheese


In large skillet, brown onion, green pepper, beef and sausage. Drain grease. Add seasonings and garlic. Cook on medium-high, stirring 5–6 minutes. Add mushrooms and olives, if using. Add Prego and water to skillet. Stir well and turn off heat. 

Grease 13×9-inch pan with olive oil. Follow hot roll package instructions for pizza crust on box. Place dough in pan and stretch up sides to form crust. 

Layer 1 cup mozzarella, half the sauce, half the pepperoni, then another 2 cups of mozzarella, the rest of sauce and pepperoni, and top with last cup of mozzarella. Sprinkle Parmesan on top. 

Bake at 375° for 35–40 minutes until brown and bubbly. Serves 8–10. 

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