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Overhead picture of a full pan of Detroit Style Pizza

Detroit Style Pizza Recipe

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  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 9 pieces of pizza 1x
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Detroit


This Detroit Style Pizza recipe is special and super tasty. The thick, cheesy crust is so tasty and it is filled with a great sauce and delicious pepperoni.




  • 200 grams luke warm water
  • 2 grams sugar
  • 1 grams salt
  • 3 grams Dry Instant Yeast
  • 65 grams canola oil + 1 tablespoon to oil pan
  • 350 grams bread flour
  • 70 Medium Pepperonis (about 1 package)
  • 1 pound Mozzarella Cheese, chopped into small cubes

For Sauce:

  • 42.5 Ounces Canned Diced Tomato, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder


  1. Mix salt, sugar, and water in large bowl
  2. Sprinkle yeast on top and let sit for 5 minutes
  3. Add 65 grams of oil
  4. Slowly mix in Bread Dough until it is all mixed
  5. Put in Mixer with Bread Hook on low for two minutes or knead by hand for 5 minutes
  6. Put in oven with oven light on for 2 hours to let dough rise. If it is cooler in your house, also add a separate container of hot water to sit in oven along side dough
  7. While rising, add all sauce ingredients to blender and blend
  8. Allow sauce to simmer for 30 minutes and set aside.
  9. After two hours, add remaining oil to Detroit Pizza Pan and spread all around
  10. Stretch dough to cover bottom of pan
  11. Put Pan back into the oven with the light on for another 30 minutes to allow it to rise
  12. Once 30 minutes has passed, remove pizza and preheat to 550° Farenheight, making sure one rack is on bottom space.
  13. Press out any large bubbles from the dough and make sure dough covers bottom. Stretch out, as necessary.
  14. Add half of pepperoni, then cheese and spread evenly all the way to the edge. Then, add remaining pepperoni on top.
  15. Put sauce in three stripes across the top.
  16. Once preheated, add pizza to bottom rack for 13-17 minutes. Watch to make sure it doesn’t burn, but you do want a nice golden brown crust with darker edges.
  17. Remove and rest for 5 minutes
  18. First, use knife to release crust on all sided. Then, use spatulas to remove entire pizza and put on cutting board.
  19. Use pizza cutter to cut into 9 pieces.


  • This is meant for a 10×14 Detroit Pan