HOMEMADE CHICAGO STYLE DEEP DISH PIZZA

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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • ⅛ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, divided
  • ⅓ cup diced pepperoni
  • ½ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 9 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ pound spicy Italian sausage – browned, drained and crumbled

Directions:

To make dough: in a small bowl, dissolve sugar in 1 cup warm water; In a separate small bowl, mix yeast, 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup warm water. Mix together and let rest in bowl for about 20 minutes, until frothy.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix the remaining 2 1/2 cups flour with cornmeal and salt; Remove half of this mixture from the bowl and stir 1 cup sugar water into the bowl. When well mixed, put the second half of the flour/cornmeal mixture back into the bowl and mix everything together; then stir in the yeast mixture. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 12 minutes. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until doubled in volume.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). To make filling: In a large bowl, combine the sausage, mozzarella, Parmesan, pepperoni, onion, bell bell pepper, oregano and garlic. Mix well.

Press half the dough into the bottom and along the sides of a lightly greased deep dish. Bake crust for 4 minutes in preheated oven, then add filling mixture to bottom crust and cover with top crust; seal edges together with fingers, trimming off excess. Cut top crust open to allow steam to escape during baking; top with tomato sauce.

Bake for 45 minutes on bottom rack at 230 degrees C (450 degrees F), or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes, then slice and serve.

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6 Comments

  1. Johnny H Masters

    I like all the recipes

  2. Sharon

    What size pan can I use and why can’t I see the top crust? Thank you. I love your recipes. This is a new adventure for me.

  3. Kris

    Best to use a cast iron skillet.
    That is what
    I used for my copycat Pizza Hut priatza(sp?)
    .

    • Jeanne

      Priatza…is that a NEW WORD???for TYPE OF PIZZA?? OR A New Word for type of PIZZA??
      OR A KNOWN TERM in pizza maker communities??
      People sure love the stuff …PIZZA always equals…FUN

  4. Jeanne

    Priatza…is that a NEW WORD???for TYPE OF PIZZA?? OR A New Word for type of PIZZA??
    OR A KNOWN TERM in pizza maker communities??
    People sure love the stuff …PIZZA always equals…FUN

  5. Candy

    Love ❤ all the recipes

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