You CAN successfully make deep dish pizza in a toaster oven.
I used a 9″ round Wilton non-stick heavy duty cake pan and baked at 450 degrees F for about 30-35 minutes.
In a toaster oven, I highly recommend rotating the pan at least twice during the baking, and cover the top with a piece of aluminum foil if the top starts to char.
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Any other tips other than what you mentioned for toaster oven deep dish pizza? It looks like you placed the pan on the lowest rack just above the bottom element, correct?
I’m a native Skokian who’s been living overseas for a while now and just cannot stand the lack of deep dish! But all i have is a toaster oven so I’m trying to make this work (TBH I’ve never even made deep dish in a normal oven before! So this will probably take a few tries…)
Any tips would be greatly appreciated 🙂
Btw this website is so heavenly, just reading and looking at the pictures makes me feel wonderful and warm inside.
When baking deep dish in a toaster oven (or any oven, really),
the thing to remember is you want the oven to be as hot as you can get it before you put that pizza in,
because the first half of your baking is really baking the crust, you want to get the moisture in the dough to help expand that crust a little so it’s not too dense. Then the second half of your bake time is to finish cooking the rest of the ingredients to the hot & bubbly finish.
For a regular size oven, once I’ve heated my oven and stone to 500, I put the pizza in and turn the oven down to 450/460.
In a toaster oven, you may need to play around with how long you leave the temp hottoer before you turn it down to finish baking.
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