Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza
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Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza

A delicious homemade version of classic Chicago deep dish pizza with cheese on the bottom and top

16
servings
1 hr
PREP TIME
1 hr 45 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Crust

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast

3 tablespoons cornmeal

1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 cup water

Sauce

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Toppings

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 pound Italian sausage, cooked, cooled, crumbled

18 to 24 slices pepperoni

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 170ºF. Turn off oven.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, cornmeal, sugar and salt in bowl. Melt 6 tablespoons butter in saucepan. Add water; cook until mixture comes to 120-130ºF. Add to flour mixture; mix until just moistened. Add remaining 2 cups flour to form stiff dough.

  3. STEP 3

    Knead dough on lightly floured surface 5-7 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Spray inside of bowl with no-stick cooking spray. Place dough into bowl; turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap; place in oven. Let rise 30 minutes or until double in size.

  4. STEP 4

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in saucepan over medium-low heat just until sizzling. Add onions; cook 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic; cook 1-2 minutes. Add all remaining sauce ingredients; cook until bubbles begun to form at surface. Remove from heat; set aside.

  5. STEP 5

    Remove dough from oven. Heat oven to 450ºF.

  6. STEP 6

    Punch down dough; divide in half. Roll each half into 11 inch circle on floured surface. Spray 2 (9-inch) springform pans with no-stick cooking spray. Press dough into bottom and up sides of pans. Sprinkle 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese over bottom of each pan. Layer each with half of sauce (about 1 1/4 cups); 9 to 12 pepperoni slices and half of Italian sausage. Top each with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

  7. STEP 7

    Cover pans with aluminum foil; bake 30-40 minutes or until crust is browned. Uncover; bake 5-7 minutes or until cheese begins to brown. Remove from oven; let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting. Remove sides of pans; cut each pizza into 8 slices.

Nutrition

290Calories
15Fat (mg)
35Cholesterol (mg)
830Sodium (mg)
28Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
12Protein (g)

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