Prepare sauce (*see note below): Combine pizza sauce ingredients and simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
In stand mixer bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast and salt; mix well. Add warm water and oil to flour mixture. Using a paddle attachment, mix until almost smooth, about 4 minutes
Switch to dough hook attachment. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 3 to 4 minutes.(NOTE: For hand mixing: following above steps, mix ingredients in large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or dough whisk. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic.)
Cover dough; let rise 30-45 minutes.
Prepare Pizza: On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 16-inch circle. Place in an oiled 14-inch round deep-dish pizza pan, pushing dough halfway up sides of pan. (**see note below) Cover; let rise in warm place until puffy, about 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare toppings.
Spread pizza sauce over dough. Sprinkle cheese over sauce; add other toppings as desired. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until edge is crisp and golden brown and cheese is melted.