How To Make A Deep Dish Pizza On A Traeger

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When it comes to pizza, I have to be honest, I could easily eat pizza for every meal.  Let's add the wood fired flavor from the Traeger to a our take on a  deep-dish pizza.

How To Make A Deep Dish Pizza On A Traeger

You'll love the flavor a pellet grill gives the roasted vegetables on this pizza.  Feel free to add in some of your favorite toppings as well on our version of a Chicago Style Pizza.

Yield: Makes 1 Pizza (serves 6-8)
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 30 - 45 Minutes (Depending on desired doneness)
Print Recipe:  Traeger - Veggie Deep Dish Pizza


Measure       Ingredient                                                                   Prep Notes  
3 tbsp           Oil, Canola / Olive Blend
16 oz            Pizza Dough, Fresh not frozen                                
4-6 fl oz        Pizza Sauce                                                             
1 ½ cup        Cheese, Mozzarella, Shredded                             Use whole milk cheese
6 ea              Mushrooms, Roasted                                                Sliced
3 tbsp           Olive Tapenade                                                        
12 cloves      Garlic, Roasted                         
4 ea              Pepper, Peppadew                                                     Sliced
10 slices       Tomato, Roasted                                                      Sliced
4 ea              Artichoke Hearts                                                       Quartered
2 ea              Burrata, Fresh                                                            Sliced



Taste            Cheese, Parmesan                                                   Shredded
10 leaves      Basil, Fresh                                                              Hand torn
10 leaves      Oregano, Fresh                                                        Hand Picked


Preparation Directions:

Remove pizza dough from the fridge 1-2 hours prior to pizza making
Keep covered and allow to reach room temperature
Load Traeger with Reserve Blend Pellets
Set Traeger to 450˚ and Ignite
Allow Traeger to reach temp
Add oil to 12” Lodge Cast Iron Skillet and fully coat pan bottom
Stretch pizza dough and place into the cast iron skillet
Push dough up the side and allow dough to stick to the side of the cast iron pan
Add the Sauce and spread to cover the bottom
Add the Mozzarella cheese
Add the sliced Mushrooms and sprinkle on to cover pizza
Add the olive tapenade and spread out
Add The garlic and arrange to cover
Add the sliced peppadew peppers
Add the roasted tomato slices
Add the Artichoke hearts
Last add the sliced burrata and arrange
Load pizza into 450˚ Traeger and close the lid
Cook for 20 Minutes before checking
Check pizza to see doneness – look for water from vegetables, check dough doneness
Adjust temp lower if overcooking
Continue to cook for another 10 minutes and check doneness again
If dough is done, pizza is done
If there is water on the surface from the veggies, adjust grill temp to 500˚ and cook in 5 minute increments until desired doneness.
Using heat proof gloves, remove the cast iron skillet and bring into the kitchen
Top with parmesan cheese and fresh basil and oregano
Let rest for 3 minutes
Slice and serve

Shopping List:

Traeger Ironwood 885                                                                     Ace SKU 8030462
Traeger Reserve Blend Pellets                                                        Ace SKU 8015887
Lodge 12” Cast Iron Skillet                                                              Ace SKU 6102982
Published on 2/9/2021.
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