Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza

Lolita Slafter


This is delicious pizza and my family just loves it! I usually divide the dough in half to make two 12" virgin crust pizza's.


★★★★★ 2 votes

1 Hr 30 Min
25 Min



  • 1 can(s)
    (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 can(s)
    (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1/2 to 3/4 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp
    crushed red pepper

  • 1 pkg
    quick-rise yeast
  • 1/2 c
    warm water (110*-115*f)
  • 3 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 c
  • 3 Tbsp

  • 1 lb
    pork sausage (lightly brown)
  • 1 c
    sliced mushrooms
  • 1/3 c
    diced green peppers
  • 1/4 c
    chopped onion
  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz.) mozzarella cheese

How to Make Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza


  1. Combine tomato sauce and paste with seasonings; simmer 10 to 15 minutes. In large skillet, lightly brown sausage; drain. Prepare other ingredients and set aside.
  2. Dissolve yeast and 1/4 teaspoon sugar in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. In food processor container with dough blade, add flour and salt. Heat water and oil to 110*-115*F. Pour yeast mixture over flour in container. Process while pouring water and oil through feed tube. Once a dough ball forms, process for 60 seconds until dough cleans the sides of the container. Remove dough and cover with plastic wrap and a towel. Let rest 15 minutes.

    On lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 16" circle. Place in oiled 14" round deep dish pizza pan, pushing dough halfway up sides of pan. Cover; let rise in warm place until puffy, about 15 minutes. Spread pizza sauce over dough. Sprinkle sausage over sauce; then arrange mushrooms, green pepper and onion over sausage. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake at 425* for 20 to 25 minutes until edge is crisp and golden brown and cheese is melted.
  3. Tip: This recipe has been developed for a 14" round deep dish pizza pan. The pizza could also be baked in a 13x9x2" cake pan. Roll dough to a 15x11" rectangle. Baking time may be slightly less.

    I personally like to divide the dough in half and pat out 2) 12" round pizza's and add 1 or 2 other kinds of cheese. Experiment and have fun. :)

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About Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pizza
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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