Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza/"Pizzeria Uno" Style

We first made this pizza about a year ago, obtaining the recipe from It was sort of a "mission" because we had never made our own pizza crust before and we made the pork sausage from scratch too. We made one in a cake pan and the other in the caste iron skillet. They were delicious!!!!!!

The Crust
(Makes two 9-10 inch pizza crusts)
2 packages of rapid rise dry yeast
2 cups of warm water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup cornmeal
5 1/2 cups of flour

Dissolve yeast in water in a standard mixing bowl. Add the vegetable oil, olive oil, and the cornmeal, and half of the flour. Beat 10 minutes, then attach dough hook and mix in the rest of the flour. Knead for several minutes with the mixer. Put the dough on a clean counter top and cover with a large metal bowl. Allow to rise until double in bulk, punch down, and allow to rise again, punch down again and you are ready to make the pizza. Oil your deep dish pan. Place some dough in the pan and push it out to the edges with your fingers. Put in enough dough so that you can run the crust right up the side of the pan, about 1/8 inch thick.
The Filling
(For each 9-10 inch pan)

1/3 pound sliced mozzarella cheese
2 cups Italian Style whole peeled tomatoes, drained and squished
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons olive oil
Layer the cheese on the bottom of the pie. Next put in the tomatoes basil, oregano, and salt. Now add whatever you like, Italian sausage crumbled, yellow onions diced, Pepperoni slices, mushrooms, bell peppers, it is all up to you. Last, add the Parmesan cheese and drizzle with olive oil. Bake in a 475 degree oven until the top is golden and gooey and the crust is golden brown, approximately 35-40 minutes. You may want to put some aluminum foil underneath, in case it bubbles over.
Lascia per mangiare!!!!!
Gli auguro l'amore!!!
La donna italiana!!!!
Joyce de Rosania


  1. This looks like one delicious deep dish pizza. Better than any restaurant.

  2. Whoa! This is one (2?) amazing looking pizza! I wish I had one right now....finger-lickin' good :D

  3. Sure looks good Joyce! I love homemade pizza and it's not really all that difficult to do either.

  4. WOW, this looks soooo good. Better than a pizzeria, im sure.

  5. thats yummy,,,,every other fri nite is pizza and beer nite ,,now i^M really looking forward!!! thanks jimbo

  6. That sure looks good. We love homemade pizza better than any of the local pizza places.


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