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Garlic Lovers Pizza Recipe Kudos Kitchen Style - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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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 Lovers Pizza! The crust is super simple to make and is the perfect thickness to hold at the garlicy, cheesy goodness this pizza possesses!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
resting time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, pizza
Cuisine: family favorite, Italian Cuisine
Keyword: deep dish pizza, garlic lover's pizza
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Renee - Kudos Kitchen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, yeast, garlic powder, salt, basil, and oregano.
  • Add the warm beef stock mixture into the flour mixture and stir to just combine.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and hand knead until the dough is smooth and elastic (approximately 5 minutes).
  • 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.
  • Brush the bottom of a 12" skillet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle the cornmeal evenly on the bottom of the skillet.
  • Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
  • 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.
  • Partially bake the pizza dough in a preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes. Remove the dough from the oven.
  • 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.
  • Top the entire surface with the tomato slices (seasoned with salt and pepper), and the sliced mozzarella.
  • Sprinkle the top of the pizza with additional basil and oregano.
  • 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.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 523mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 0.6mg