Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza
Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza
5 from 1 vote
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 2 Pizzas
Craving something cheesy and heartwarming? Look no further! This blog spills the sauce on how to make a scrumptious Chicago-style pizza. Find out what makes it a Windy City treasure and discover your new weekend dinner staple!

Nutrition: per serving

Calories583kcal
Carbs77g
Fat20g
Saturates6g
Sugars8g
Protein24g
Fibre5g

Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • 500 g Plain Flour
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 7 g Yeast Active dry
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 325 ml Water Warm
  • 60 ml Olive Oil

For the Filling:

  • 200 g Mozzarella Shredded
  • 200 g Italian Sausage Cooked and crumbled
  • 200 g Canned Tomatoes Well-drained
  • 1 Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 5-6 Basil Chopped
  • 1 tsp Oregano Dried
  • Salt To taste
  • Black Pepper To taste

For the Tomato Sauce:

  • 200 grams Canned Tomatoes
  • 1 clove Garlic Minced
  • 1 tsp Basil Dried
  • 1 tsp Oregano Dried
  • Salt To taste
  • Black Pepper To taste

Instructions

Prepare the Dough:

  • In a large mixing bowl, blend together the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Allow it to rest for about 5-10 minutes until it develops frothiness.
  • Incorporate the olive oil and 2 tsp of salt into the yeast mixture.
  • Gradually introduce the flour while continuously mixing until a dough is formed.
  • Work the dough on a lightly floured surface for approximately 5-7 minutes until it achieves a smooth and elastic consistency.
  • Position the dough within a greased bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and allow it to proof for 2 hours or until it has doubled in size.

Prepare the Tomato Sauce:

  • In a small saucepan, unite the crushed tomatoes, minced garlic, 1 tsp of dried basil, 1 tsp of dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Allow the sauce to simmer over low heat for about 15-20 minutes, occasionally stirring. Remove it from heat and set it aside.

Assemble the Pizza:

  • Preheat your oven to 220°C (430°F).
  • Grease a deep-dish pizza pan or a cast-iron skillet with olive oil.
  • Press the proofed dough evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the pan to craft a crust.
  • Arrange half of the mozzarella cheese at the base of the crust.
  • Spread the cooked Italian sausage, diced tomatoes, green bell pepper, onion, minced garlic, chopped basil, and 1 tsp of dried oregano evenly over the cheese.
  • Season the toppings with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the prepared tomato sauce over the pizza toppings.
  • Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Position the pizza in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crust turns golden brown and the cheese becomes bubbly and slightly browned.
  • Allow the pizza to cool for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Serve the pizza while hot and savor your homemade Chicago-style pizza!

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