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Three Cheese Pan Pizza

Homemade pan pizza featuring an easy and flavorful thin crust plus three varieties of cheese!
Prep Time1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dinner, Pizza
Servings: 6


  • 3/4 C water
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4-1/2 C pizza sauce
  • 1 C sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 C whole milk mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/4 C Parmesan cheese
  • Ground black pepper
  • Thin sliced pepperoni


  • Heat water to 115°F. Dissolve yeast and sugar in water, allow to proof.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with dough hook attachment, combine flour and salt. With mixer running on low, slowly add yeast mixture. Increase speed, adding olive oil, mixing until dough comes together. Lightly grease your hands, shape dough into a ball, transfer to a lightly greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise a warm location until doubled in size, roughly 60-90 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 500°F. Lightly grease two 9-inch round cake pans with olive oil.
  • Divide dough in half, shaping to fit the bottom of each prepared pan and 1/4-inch up the sides. Allow dough to rest for several minutes if it snaps back.
  • Spread 2-4 Tbsp sauce per pizza. Divide cheese between prepared dough. Lightly sprinkle with ground black pepper and additional toppings, such as pepperoni.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes. Slide pizza out onto a cutting board, slice and serve warm.


Recipe serves 6, yields 2: 9-inch pizzas.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel