Deep Dish Pizza Dough (Plant Based)

  • October 5, 2020
Deep Dish Pizza Dough (Plant Based)
Deep Dish Pizza Dough (Plant Based)

If I was forced to choose just one food to eat forever, it would be pizza and deep dish pizza specifically. And this Deep Dish Pizza Dough recipe means I can have pizza often!! As in almost once a week. It’s just so easy, cheaper than delivery and I can make it anywhere the boat is docked or anchored.

Making Deep Dish Pizza Dough on a Boat

I make my pizza in an eight-inch cake pan – no need for a special pan when space is at a premium on a boat! I actually double up the thickness by using two cake pans (one inside the other) as this helps keep the bottom from burning in the propane oven. For those of you with electric or convection ovens, this may not be necessary.

When we are at the dock, I use my Instant Pot on the yogurt setting to proof the dough. But if you are at anchor and conserving batteries or you don’t have an Instant Pot, A bowl with a towel and a warm, draft free location works well. Same thing with kneading the dough – hand kneading achieves the same goal.

My Deep Dish Pizza Dough recipe uses oil to grease the pan – this is crucial if you like a crispy crust. The oil and the hot, hot oven combine for a perfectly crispy crust in only about 15 minutes.

Boat Tested and Tasted!

This Deep Dish Pizza Dough recipe was boat tested and tasted on a 1978 Tollycraft 37 Sedan using a MagicChef Propane range. See other boat tested and tasted recipes.

Stay safe and happy cruising!

Wife On a Boat

Deep Dish Pizza Dough (Plant Based)

Deep Dish Pizza Crust (Plant Based)

Pizza joints can be few and far between while cruising on a boat. With this simple deep dish pizza dough recipe, you can have pizza anywhere!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 2 hungry people


  • 1/2 cup warm water, Do not use hot water or it will kill the yeast and your dough will not rise.
  • 1 1/8 tsp active dry yeast, See notes if using instant yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus more for brushing bowl, dough ball and crust
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting work surface, if necessary, white or whole-wheat


  • In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a dough hook, pour the warm water in and sprinkle with yeast. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the sugar, oil, salt, garlic and oregano into yeast mixture. Stir.
  • Add flour to yeast mixture and stir. A shaggy dough should form.
  • With the mixer on low, knead for about five minutes (until a dough ball forms). Transfer dough to your oiled Instant Pot liner and turn dough to coat with oil. Set to yogurt setting for 1 hour. The dough should double in size. (Or oil a large bowl, cover the dough with a towel and set in a warm, draft free spot).

Once dough has risen

  • Preheat oven to 525°F
  • Place dough on lightly floured work surface and gently knead for a few seconds.
  • Roll dough out to roughly the size of your pizza pan. (I use an eight-inch cake pan).
  • Oil pizza pan generously (bottom and sides).
  • Place dough into pizza pan and stretch into shape. Let rest for about 5 minutes before adding your favourite toppings.
  • Just before putting your pizza in the oven, brush some oil on the crust. Then bake in hot oven for about 10-15 minutes (until crust is brown and cheese is melted).


Instant Yeast: Waiting 5 minutes is not necessary and add an additional 2 1/4 tsp water.
This Deep Dish Pizza Dough was boat tested and tasted on a 1978  Tollycraft 37 Sedan using a MagicChef Propane range. See other boat tested and tasted recipes.
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Deep Dish Pizza Dough (Plant Based)

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