Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
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Whenever we're in Chicago, our trip isn't complete until we indulge in a traditional Chicago-style pizza. Since we can't get enough of it, we came up with this Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza!
What You'll Need
- 1 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed (see Note)
- 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 pound store-bought pizza dough
- 3/4 cup pizza or spaghetti sauce
- 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
What to Do
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a 12-inch deep-dish pizza pan with cooking spray.
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage, pepper, and onion 6 to 8 minutes, or until no pink remains in sausage and vegetables are tender, stirring constantly; drain and set aside.
Using your fingertips or heel of your hand, spread dough so it covers bottom of pan and comes three-quarters of the way up sides. Spread spaghetti sauce over dough; top with sausage mixture, then cheese.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until crust is crisp and brown. Cut and serve.
Not crazy about the hot stuff? Use a milder sausage for the same super Chicago taste.
If you liked this recipe, be sure to check out all of our cheesy favorites in The Cheese Lover's eCookbook: 34 Easy Recipes with Cheese.
Nutritional InformationShow More
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Calories 402
- Calories from Fat 143
- Total Fat 16g 24 %
- Saturated Fat 7.5g 37 %
- Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
- Protein 25g 49 %
- Cholesterol 48mg 16 %
- Sodium 1,161mg 48 %
- Total Carbohydrates 41g 14 %
- Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7 %
- Sugars 6.5g 0 %
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