Deep-Pan Pizza


Pizza is the perfect Friday night treat. This deep-pan pizza recipe is delicious and much better than any takeaway alternative.


  • 2 sausages
  • olive oil
  • 1 pinch of dried oregano
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 red onions (peel and finely slice)
  • 8 sliced jalapeños in brine
  • 500 g self-raising flour , plus extra for dusting
  • 50 g Cheddar cheese
  • 250ml water


  1. Preheat the oven to 240°C/475°F/gas 9. 
  2. Add oil to a large non-stick, ovenproof frying pan put on a medium-high heat.
  3. Next squeeze the sausage meat out of the skins directly into the frying pan, roughly breaking up the meat.
  4. Add the oregano and fennel seeds, and cook until the sausage meat is cooked through.
  5. Add the onions with a pinch of salt and pepper. 
  6. Next add the jalapeños and a splash of the brine. 
  7. Cook this until the onions are soft and caramelised, stirring regularly.
  8. To make the dough, add the flour into a bowl with a pinch of salt. 
  9. Add water slowly, mixing until it comes together as a smooth, elastic dough. 
  10. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 2-3 minutes, then form into a rough round shape.
  11. Now, put your topping in to a separate bowl.
  12. Return the pan to the hob on a medium heat. 
  13. Put the dough in the pan and – cautiously stretch out the dough to cover the base with your fingertips.
  14. Spoon the topping back over the pizza, spreading it out and pushing the mix into the dough.
  15. Then grate over the cheese.
  16. Turn the heat back up to medium-high and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  17. Transfer to the oven for 10 minutes. 
  18. Serve and enjoy!

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