Yield: 16

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Everyone loves digging into a deep dish Chicago style pizza! Skip the ordering and make your own pie at home for your next pizza night. 

Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup bread flour
  • 1 pkg (0.25oz) active yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened

For the Filling:

  • 1 lb hot Italian Sausage, no casings
  • 1 can (28oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 4 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. For the dough, in a large mixing bowl, combine, flours, yeast, salt and sugar. Slowly add water and olive oil. Mix with a paddle attachment for 2 minutes. Remove and use dough hook to knead dough for 2-3 minutes. Remove and put in a greased bowl. Cover with saran wrap and allow to rise 2 hours in a warm place (I put it on top of my dryer). Divide dough into two balls. Using hands, knead 1 Tbsp of softened butter into each dough ball. Put into a 9inch cake pan (or deep dish pizza pan) and allow to rise and additional 1-2 hours in a warm place.
  2. Brown italian sausage in a large skillet, breaking up into small chunks. Make sure your sausage is removed from the casings. If you can't find the HOT Italian sausage, add a pinch or two of red pepper flakes. Drain sausage completely.
  3. In a large pot, combine tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano, basil and garlic salt. Simmer while dough rises on low heat (about 1-2 hours).
  4. When ready to assemble pizzas, press dough lightly with fingertips to bottom and sides of pan. Lay 2 cups of shredded cheese in bottom of pizza. Top with browned sausage and about 2 1/2 cups of sauce.
  5. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 25 minutes. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes. Slice and eat. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 851mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 15g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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