Chicago-style deep dish pizza

Did you ever wonder about the “pie” in pizza pie? This dish will make that link clear for you. With its 1 1/2″ high crust cradling unique layers of cheese, sausage, as well as tomatoes, this is definitely a knife-and-fork pizza PIE.

The crust, based on a recipe whose intended provenance is Pizzeria Uno, has an uncommon flaky/tender structure, as well as excellent preference– thanks to three types of fat: vegetable oil, olive oil, and also butter. Also, the tiny bit of cornmeal adds subtle yet delightful crisis.


4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
3 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
1 3/4 tsps salt
2 3/4 tsps instantaneous yeast
2 tbsps olive oil
4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tbsps grease or salad oil
1 mug + 2 tablespoons warm water

3/4 pound. mozzarella cheese, sliced
1 pound Italian pleasant or hot sausage, cooked and also sliced; or about 3 cups of the sautéed vegetables of your option
28-ounce can plum tomatoes, lightly squashed; or 28-ounce can diced or chopped tomatoes
2 to 4 garlic cloves, peeled off and diced, optional
1 tbsp sugar, optional
1 to 2 teaspoons Pizza Spices or mixed dried Italian herbs (oregano, basil, rosemary), to taste
1 mug freshly grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese
2 tbsps olive oil, to sprinkle on the top

Making the crust:

  1. Mix the dough components, as well as knead– manually, mixer, or bread equipment– to earn a smooth crust. This will certainly take around 7 mins at medium-low speed in a stand mixer.
  2. Location the dough in a gently oiled dish or 8-cup action (which makes it very easy to track its rise), cover, and also let rise till extremely puffy, regarding 60 mins.
  3. While the dough is increasing, all set your 14″ deep-dish pizza frying pan. Grease it with non-stick vegetable oil spray, after that gather 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil, tilting it to cover the bottom of the frying pan, and also partway up the sides.
  4. Stretch the dough to earn as huge a circle as you can. You can do this on a gently fueled oil cooking mat, if you pick; or merely stretch the dough in your hands.
  5. Lay the dough in the frying pan, and stretch it in the direction of the sides till it starts to shrink back. Cover, and let it relax for 15 mins. Beginning pre-heating the stove to 425 ° F while the dough rests.
    5. Stretch the dough to cover all-time low of the pan, after that gently press it up the sides of the frying pan. The olive oil could exude over the edge of the crust; that’s OKAY. Allow the crust rest for 15 minutes or two, as your stove comes up to 425 ° F.
  6. Bake the crust for 10 mins, till it’s set and also hardly beginning to brown. While it’s cooking, prepare the dental filling.
  7. Drain pipes the tomatoes completely. Incorporate them with the Pizza Spices or herbs, and also the garlic as well as sugar (if you’re utilizing them). Include salt to preference; you most likely will not need any added salt if you’ve utilized the Pizza Seasoning.
  8. Cover all-time low of the crust with the sliced mozzarella, fanning it into the crust.
  9. Include the sausage (or sautéed vegetables), after that the tomato blend.
  10. Sprinkle with the grated Parmesan, and also drizzle with the olive oil.
  11. Cook the pizza for regarding 25 mins, or till the filling is bubbly and also the covering is gold brownish. Remove it from the oven, as well as thoroughly raise it from the pan onto a shelf. A giant spatula is an assistance right here. Allow the pizza to cool for about 15 mins (or longer, for less oozing) prior to reducing and also serving.
  12. Return: regarding 12 servings.