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You Need to Try This German Deli Pizza Recipe


You Need to Try This German Deli Pizza Recipe

Savory, cheesy pizza inspired by bold German flavors. Who wouldn't want to try this? Making a pizza at home can be intimidating for novice cooks, but with this recipe in hand you'll soon see you have nothing to worry about.

Many of the toppings for this pizza will be familiar, especially the onion and Swiss cheese. Traditional pizza types are great, but sometimes they get boring. Trying something new will have your family excited for dinner and ready at the table!

Make sure to pay close attention to each of these steps. Making this pizza isn't a hard process, but it does require some attention to detail. Not following the steps correctly will result in a pizza that doesn't bake correctly.

Serve this pizza with some homemade wings, a salad, or cheesy bread. This recipe is one to keep on hand for years to come. Pass it on to your kids when they're grown and in their own homes. They'll appreciate being able to bring a slice of their childhood into their adult home.

German Deli Pizza


1 teaspoon caraway seeds
¼ teaspoon salt
1½ cups bread flour, plus ¼ cup if needed
½ cup rye flour
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
cup water (110°)
1 tablespoon olive oil

cup chopped red onion
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
¼ cup shredded Swiss cheese

cup thinly sliced red onion
1 cup cubed fully cooked lean ham
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (about 4 ounces)


1. Pulse caraway seeds, salt, flours, and yeast in a food processor to combine. With the processor running, pour the oil, then the water, through the feed tube and process until a rough ball forms, 30 to 40 seconds.

2. Let the dough rest for 2 minutes, then process for 30 seconds longer. If the dough is sticky and clings to the blade, add the remaining ¼ cup bread flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, and pulse to incorporate.

3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Punch dough down; roll into a 13-inch circle. Transfer to a 12-inch pizza pan coated with cooking spray; build up edges slightly. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

4. Prick dough thoroughly with a fork. Bake at 400°F for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

5. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small saucepan, sauté chopped onion in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add evaporated milk and mustard. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Spread over crust. Top with sliced onion, ham, and cheese. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until crust and cheese are lightly browned.

Nutritional Information

Serves 6
Serving size: 1 slice

Per serving
Calories: 330
Fat: 12g
Saturated: 6g
Cholesterol: 36mg
Sodium: 546mg
Carb: 37g
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 19g

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