Have you ever experienced the delicious and unique Chicago-style deep dish pizza? If the answer is no, then you are really in for a treat today. If you have enjoyed this pizza before, this recipe will give you a step-by-step on recreating your favorite pizza right in your own kitchen.
Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza is a type of pizza that is baked in a deep-dish pan. It has a crust that is thicker than most other types of pizzas, and it typically has more cheese and toppings.
The Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza can be traced back to 1943 when the first deep dish pizzeria opened on Taylor Street in Chicago by Ike Sewell.
The recipe for the Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza was created by Pizzeria Uno’s founder Ike Sewell in 1943. It was called “cheese-and-tomato pie” at the time. The recipe was also used as an entry for a contest run by Pillsbury Flour Company to create a new type of frozen dough for home use.
We used a pre-made frozen crust so you can focus on your toppings and not worry about making dough from scratch. If you want to, go for it! Make sure to look up proper steps for creating your homemade pizza dough to ensure it rises correctly to hold up the heavy toppings on your pizza.
What is the difference between a deep-dish pizza and a thin crust pizza?
A deep-dish pizza is typically made with a thick crust that has been pressed into a pan and then covered with cheese, meats, vegetables, and sauce. Thin crust pizzas are typically made by spreading out the dough to form a thin layer on the pan or baking sheet.
Can you recommend other toppings that go well with this recipe?
Any traditional toppings for pizza work well with this recipe. Whether you want sausage, just cheese, seafood, chicken, ham, and pineapple (if you want to venture down that road), or anything else you can think of; it works for this pizza.
2 tbsp olive oil
1 – 1lb of pizza dough, thawed
1 can of fire-roasted basil tomatoes
1 small jar of pizza sauce
2 – 16oz bag of Mozzarella cheese
1 C grated parmesan cheese
Pepperoni for topping
Fresh Basil and shredded parmesan cheese for topping
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Using a 9 inch cast iron dish, brush the cast iron with olive oil.
Unroll the pizza dough into the pan and up the sides of the pan.
Using a small bowl, combine the pizza sauce and can of tomatoes.
Spoon the tomatoes into the pizza dough.
Sprinkle a layer of mozzarella cheese.
Place a even layer of pepperoni on top of the cheese.
Sprinkle with more cheese and fresh basil.
Bake in the oven for 30 – 45 minutes or until the dough is a nice golden brown.
Allow cooling before enjoying!
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Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 - 1 lb of pizza dough thawed
- 1 can of fire roasted basil tomatoes
- 1 small jar of pizza sauce
- 2 - 16 oz bag of Mozzarella cheese
- 1 C grated parmesan cheese
- Pepperoni for topping
- Fresh Basil and shredded parmesan cheese for topping
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Using a 9in cast iron dish, brush the cast iron with olive oil
- Unroll the pizza dough into the pan and up the sides of the pan
- Using a small bowl, combine the pizza sauce and can of tomatoes
- Spoon the tomatoes into the pizza dough
- Sprinkle a layer of mozzarella cheese
- Place a even layer of pepperoni on top of the cheese
- Sprinkle with more cheese and fresh basil
- Bake in the oven for 30 - 45 minutes or until the dough is a nice golden brown
- Allow to cool before enjoying!