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Deep Dish Garlic Lover’s Pizza!!!

If you’re a huge garlic lover (like we are) then you simply MUST try this Garlic Lover’s Pizza! The crust is super simple to make and is the perfect thickness to hold at the garlicy, cheesy goodness this pizza possesses!

Garlic Lovers Pizza Recipe Kudos Kitchen Style - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Whenever we order pizza from our favorite local pizza joint, 9 times out of 10 we order their garlic lover’s pizza. Since that’s the case, back in 2011, I posted my version of the garlic lover’s pizza we love so much!

Today I’m updating the same post with all new photos and text, but the recipe remains unchanged except for the fact that this time I made my favorite deep dish garlic lover’s pizza in a cast iron skillet.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Garlic Lover’s Pizza, Kudos Kitchen Style is available near the end of this post. 

If you're a huge garlic lover (like we are), then you simply MUST try this Garlic Lovers Pizza! The crust is super simple to make and is the perfect thickness to hold at the garlicy, cheesy goodness this pizza posses! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The toppings for your Deep Dish Garlic Lover’s Pizza can be as I’ve shown here, or you can load it up with all your favorites. Your call.  You can do whatever strikes your fancy,  just as long as you don’t skimp on the garlic!!!

The ingredient list for making Deep Dish Garlic Lover’s Pizza is as follows;

  • beef stock
  • water
  • butter
  • dehydrated onion
  • all-purpose flour
  • yeast
  • salt and pepper
  • dried oregano
  • dried basil
  • sugar
  • garlic powder
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • tomatoes
  • fresh mozzarella
  • cornmeal

I’ll admit it. This deep dish garlic lover’s pizza probably has the most unusual crust recipe than any other pizza you’ve ever seen. After all, who adds beef broth and instant minced onion to a pizza crust? ME!!! And now I hope you will, too!

The extra flavor these surprise ingredients impart in the dough are outstanding, and they completely take this garlic lover’s pizza to over-the-moon flavor status!

Enough with the talking, let’s get busy making today’s Deep Dish Garlic Lovers Pizza;

  • Bring the beef broth, water, butter, and dehydrated onion to a simmer in a stockpot.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool to a warm-to-the-touch temperature.

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, pepper, yeast, oregano, and basil.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
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  • Stir until just blended and then turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead by hand until the dough is smooth and elastic.
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  • Oil the top of the dough and return it to the bowl.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise until doubled, approximately 60 minutes.
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  • Punch down the risen dough to deflate.
  • Oil the bottom of a 12″ skillet and sprinkle the bottom with cornmeal.
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  • Add the deflated dough to the skillet and press the dough evenly in the bottom to cover.
  • Bake the crust in a preheated 400-degree oven for 15 minutes.
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  • Remove the skillet and press dimples all over the top of the pre-cooked dough.
  • Brush olive oil and minced garlic over the top of the dough.
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  • Arrange the seasoned tomato slices over the garlic crust and layer with the mozzarella slices.
  • Sprinkle additional basil and oregano over the top of the pizza and bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden, and the cheese is bubbly, browned, and melted.
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I hope you’re hungry because your pizza is ready!
Garlic Lovers Pizza Recipe Kudos Kitchen Style - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

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Italian Sausage Caprese Sandwich - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic Cheese Bread - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Deep Dish Garlic Lover’s Pizza. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

5 from 2 votes
Garlic Lovers Pizza Recipe Kudos Kitchen Style - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Deep Dish Garlic Lover's Pizza
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
resting time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
 

If you're a huge garlic lover (like we are), then you simply MUST try this Garlic Lovers Pizza! The crust is super simple to make and is the perfect thickness to hold at the garlicy, cheesy goodness this pizza possesses!

Course: Main Course, pizza
Cuisine: family favorite, Italian Cuisine
Keyword: deep dish pizza, garlic lover's pizza
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 185 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup beef stock
  • 3/4 cup water
  • ¼ cup butter
  • tablespoons dehydrated minced onion
  • 3 - 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for kneading
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, plus additional for topping
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, plus additional for topping
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus additional to season the tomato slices
  • black pepper, to season the tomato slices
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan (over low heat) heat beef broth, water, butter, and onion until the butter is just melted. Set aside and allow to cool slightly so that you can comfortably stick your finger in and not be burned.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, yeast, garlic powder, salt, basil, and oregano.

  3. Add the warm beef stock mixture into the flour mixture and stir to just combine.

  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and hand knead until the dough is smooth and elastic (approximately 5 minutes).

  5. Return the dough to the bowl and rub the top with olive oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise until doubled, approximately 60 minutes.

  6. Brush the bottom of a 12" skillet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle the cornmeal evenly on the bottom of the skillet.

  7. Preheat oven to 400-degrees.

  8. Deflate the risen dough and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Add the deflated dough to the skillet and press it to evenly cover the entire bottom of the skillet.

  9. Partially bake the pizza dough in a preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes. Remove the dough from the oven.

  10. Press surface holes (dimples) over the entire crust and brush the top of the partially baked dough with the minced garlic and the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.

  11. Top the entire surface with the tomato slices (seasoned with salt and pepper), and the sliced mozzarella.

  12. Sprinkle the top of the pizza with additional basil and oregano.

  13. Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is browned and melted.

Nutrition Facts
Deep Dish Garlic Lover's Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 523mg 22%
Potassium 145mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 4.1%
Calcium 12.5%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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22 Comments

  1. Oh my STARS, Renee!!! FORGET counting calories…must make THIS week!

  2. How much do I need to pay you to come make this for me like, now? Holy Smokes this truly is a garlic lover's dream!

  3. Do you deliver?!

    P.S. Nice reflection in the pizza cutter LOL

  4. Wow, Renee, does this ever look delicious! Interesting crust, too. Don't think I've ever seen one with beef stock and onions in the crust. I'm a big, big garlic lover, too, so I know we're going to enjoy this pie!

  5. Anonymous

    I think I would add even more garlic by putting minced garlic in with the wet ingredients for the dough. Also, you could put whole garlic cloves in a few of the dimples for an even better garlic taste, which can pop out as you take that bite.

    This is an amazing idea though. Thank you for the recipe!

  6. Just an FYI that I forget to add to my post: you can interchange chicken stock, and probably vegetable stock (although I've never tried that one), for the beef stock. The beef stock gives an interesting depth of flavor. This crust is totally yummy and yes, you could certainly add minced garlic in the crust. No rules. Just food.

  7. Paula, glad you spotted me 🙂

  8. LOVELOVELOVE this!!!

  9. oh my goodness, this sounds and looks amazing!! I'm definitely trying this!

  10. This entire pizza looks amazing! Great post!

  11. This looks incredible! My mouth is watering!

  12. Oh man, this is making my mouth water. Looks soooo good.

  13. Oh my goodness – huge garlic lover here and that pizza is making me drool!

  14. I think that this pizza is so delicious , I love the organic food and the pizza is one of my favorite fast food in the world,so I think that it is wonderful.

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  15. Oh my gosh Renee, I'm drooling over this. It looks perfect! I gotta try it!

  16. Wonderful pizza! Had it for lunch two days in a row – not sure my co-workers appreciated talking with me after though 🙂 Great having you for SRC!

  17. Oh, your hand and camera in the pizza cutter!!

    I NEEEEED this pizza in my life…I swear, it was created just for me ;). It really looks amazing.

  18. lovely….Greate post.i like this post. yummmy pizza. firstly i'll introduce my self. I am David Chalfin. And i love eat pizza. I am a editor in LA. You can follow me at https://twitter.com/nychalf

  19. Loving the step by step photos – it makes it so easy to follow along! Great recipe girly!

  20. Oh man what I wouldn’t give to have this on my table. Right now. By myself ;).

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