Deep Dish Sloppy Joe Pizza


Every now and then I like to combine 2 of my favorite comfort foods into one glorious concoction. I’ve done chocolate chip brownies before, chicken Parmesan pizza, and now a sloppy joe pizza. This is one amazing pizza. I started by making a homemade pizza crust lightly seasoned with onion and garlic. I let it rise one in a bowl, and then transfer it to a deep dish pan for the second rise. And don’t worry, if you’ve never made pizza crust before, a pan crust is the easiest one to start with because there’s no rolling or stretching of the dough involved like in regular hand-tossed style pizza crusts.


Now after the crust has rose for the second time, I just press the dough to the edge of the pan, if it’s not already there, and then place it in the oven for a short pre-bake. This ensures the crust is nice and crisp on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside.

For the sloppy joe filling, we’re not using any canned sauce. This is a homemade sloppy joe filling filled with veggies and Italian seasonings. Then I smother it in mozzarella and provolone. It’s a perfect pairing.

After baking, I just garnish with some fresh green onions and a little Italian parsley. You can also use some fresh basil if you have it on hand. I also love brush the crust with melted butter after baking, it’s the perfect finishing touch.


I’m so happy to be partnering with my favorite sugar, DIXIE CRYSTALS. It’s the only sugar I use in my kitchen, and the only one mom and grandma used too.

You can find my recipe for deep dish sloppy joe pizza over at THE DIXIE CRYSTALS BLOG.

  10 Responses to “Deep Dish Sloppy Joe Pizza”

  1. Aggie — June 3, 2013 @ 10:11 am

    I have never made pan pizza like this! We love sloppy joes, this looks so delicious!

  2. This is brilliant! My boys would love it.

  3. Paula - bell'alimennto — June 3, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    My kids would go nuts over this!

  4. Ali | Gimme Some Oven — June 3, 2013 @ 10:32 am

    Oh my goodness — such a great idea! Love the idea of turning this into a pizza. 🙂

    And I love the green onion sprinkles too!

  5. Tanya — June 3, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    What a brilliant idea! two of my favorite foods into one great dish. My mouth is watering right now just looking at the pictures.

  6. That looks absolutely fabulous! The flavors, yum. And I love the pizza crust baked in the skillet. Need to try this!

  7. Suresh Urs — June 4, 2013 @ 1:06 am

    The pizza is an fantastic recipe which all of the people like and have it more. Thanks. CLickrecipe

  8. What a great idea! And I love how you topped this off. I never seem to have fresh greens to do anything pretty.

  9. Heather @ French Press — June 12, 2013 @ 3:39 pm

    this just made my stomach growl…loooks amazing

  10. Tara @ Unsophisticook — June 17, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    Where did you buy your pan? I wanna try deep dish pizza at home!

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