Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza

Chicago Deep-dish Pizza Recipe

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1.5 pkg
1/2 c
warm water
1 Tbsp
3.5 c
1 tsp
1/2 c
yellow cornmeal
1/4 c
vegetable oil
1/2 c
warm water


1 can(s)
plum tomatoes
1 tsp
1 tsp
10 oz
mozzarella, slices
1/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
1/2 lb
italian sausage with casing removed
olive oil
garlic clove

How to Make Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza


  • 1DOUGH: Dissolve yeast in the 1/2 cup warm water.
  • 2Add the sugar and stir well. Set aside.
  • 3In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 1/2 cups of flour, salt and cornmeal.
  • 4Make a well in the center of the flour.
  • 5Add the yeast mixture, the vegetable oil, and the 1/2 cup of water.
  • 6Stir and mix thoroughly until the dough cleans the sides of the bowl and a rough mass is formed.
  • 7Turn the dough out of the bowl onto a well-floured work surface.
  • 8Knead and pound the dough (dust with flour if dough sticks to hands) for 5-6 minutes, until it is smooth and soft.
  • 9Dust the dough and a large mixing bowl lightly with flour.
  • 10Place the dough in the bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel.
  • 11Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • 12After the dough has doubled, turn it out of the bowl and knead for about 2 minutes.
  • 13Oil the bottom and sides round deep dish pizza pan.
  • 14Spread the dough in the pan with your fingers and palm. (It will spread more easily if you let it sit in the pan for about 10 minutes.)
  • 15Work the dough until it covers the bottom of the pan.
  • 16Pull the edges of the dough up to form a lip or a pronounced border around the pan.
  • 17Preheat the oven to 475.
  • 18Prick the dough bottom with a fork at 1/2-inch intervals.
  • 19Let rise for 30 minutes.
  • 20Parbake for exactly 4 minutes brush the crust with olive oil or butter.
  • 21TOPPING: In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, basil, oregano and salt.
  • 22ASSEMBLY: Lay the slices of mozzarella cheese evenly over the crust.
  • 23Spoon the tomatoes over the cheese.
  • 24Sprinkly the grated parmesan cheese over the tomatoes and add italian sausage.
  • 25Drizzle about 1 tablespoon olive oil on top.
  • 26Bake the pizza in a preheated 500 degree oven on the bottom oven rack for 5 minutes; move the pizza to an oven rack 2 levels above the lower rack and bake an additional 15 minutes, until crust is lightly browned and sausage is cooked through.

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