1.25 lb. ball of pizza dough
Butter or cooking spray (optional)
Pizza or marinara sauce
8 oz. Ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
½ - 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat your oven to 450F.
In a bowl, mix together the ricotta and 2 cups mozzarella, season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Coat bottom and sides of the Emile Henry Deep Dish Pizza Stone with melted butter or non-stick spray, if using. Use your hands to spread out dough across the bottom and up the sides of the pan. If there is any excess, you can cut it off.
Prebake the dough for about 5-7 minutes, remove from the oven and spread a layer of sauce on the bottom of the pizza.
Next, the ricotta/mozzarella mixture, and top with the last bit of shredded mozzarella. If you want to add pepperoni, sausage, veggies, or additional toppings, add them before the shredded mozzarella.
Bake in the oven until the crust is golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.