homemade Chicago-style deep dish pizza

Certainly! Here’s a homemade Chicago-style deep dish pizza recipe for you to enjoy:

Ingredients: For the dough:

  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 ¼ cups warm water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

For the filling:

  • 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce:

  • 1 can (14 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, and instant yeast. Mix well.
  2. Add warm water and olive oil to the dry ingredients. Stir until a dough forms.
  3. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. Grease a deep-dish pizza pan with olive oil. Press the dough evenly into the pan, covering the bottom and sides. Make sure the dough comes up to the edges of the pan.
  5. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  6. Spread a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese over the dough, covering the bottom.
  7. Add the cooked and crumbled Italian sausage on top of the cheese.
  8. In a small bowl, mix together the drained diced tomatoes, dried oregano, dried basil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Spread this mixture over the sausage layer.
  9. In another small bowl, combine the crushed tomatoes, dried basil, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to make the sauce. Mix well.
  10. Pour the sauce over the top of the pizza, covering all the ingredients.
  11. Place the pizza in the preheated oven and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.
  12. Once baked, remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Enjoy your homemade Chicago-style deep dish pizza!

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