Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza
Recipe from Midwest Living

Illinois -- Bake this generous pizza in a pan at least 2 inches deep.



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Servings: 6 to 8
Prep Time: 45 mins
Related Categories: European Cuisine, Italian Cuisine, Pizza, Pork
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Ingredients
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    Olive oil or vegetable oil
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    1   package 
    active dry yeast
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    1   cup 
    warm water (110 degrees F to 115 degrees F)
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    3 - 3 1/2  cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1/3  cup 
    vegetable oil
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    6   ounces 
    bulk mild Italian sausage
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    12   ounces 
    sliced mozzarella cheese
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    1  14 1/2 ounce can 
    whole Italian-style tomatoes or 1/2 of a 28-ounce can whole Italian-style tomatoes, drained and cut up
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    1   tablespoon 
    snipped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
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    1   tablespoon 
    snipped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
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    1/4  cup 
    grated Parmesan cheese or Romano cheese
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    Sliced mushrooms or chopped green sweet pepper (optional)

Directions
1.
Generously grease a heavy 10x2-inch round cake pan or 10-inch springform pan with olive oil or vegetable oil and set aside.
For crust:

1.
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in the 1 cup warm water. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the flour, the 1/3 cup vegetable oil, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping the bowl constantly. Beat for 2 minutes on high speed, scraping the bowl frequently. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
2.
Cover; let rise in a warm place until double (50 to 60 minutes). Punch down. Cover; let rest for 5 minutes.
3.
Turn dough into prepared pan. Using oiled hands, press and spread the dough evenly over bottom and 1 1/2 inches up the side of the pan. Cover; let rise in a warm place until nearly double (30 to 35 minutes).
For meat filling:

1.
In a medium skillet, cook Italian sausage until meat is brown. Drain fat. Pat with paper towels to remove additional fat.
To assemble:

1.
Arrange mozzarella cheese over dough. Spoon meat filling and tomatoes over cheese. Top with oregano and basil. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
2.
Bake in a 500 degrees F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges of crust are crisp and golden brown and the filling is hot. If you like, sprinkle the pizza with sliced mushrooms or chopped green pepper during the last few minutes of baking time. If necessary, cover with foil the last 10 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. If using, remove side of springform pan. Cut into wedges.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 666, Fat, total (g) 38, chol. (mg) 65, sat. fat (g) 13, carb. (g) 55, Monosaturated fat (g) 15, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 2, pro. (g) 26, vit. A (IU) 826.03, vit. C (mg) 5.9, Thiamin (mg) 0.67, Riboflavin (mg) 0.45, Niacin (mg) 4.94, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.14, Folate (g) 145.15, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.37, sodium (mg) 969, Potassium (mg) 279, calcium (mg) 474.55, iron (mg) 3.78, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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