Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza

  Chicago-style, or Chicago-style deep dish, contains a crust which is formed up the sides of a deep-dish pan.  It reverses the order of ingredients, using crust, cheese, filling, then sauce on top.  Some versions (usually referred to as "stuffed") have two layers of crust with the sauce on top.  source

  This was by far the best homemade pizza I have ever tasted.  I made this pizza last night and my family loved it. We usually get our deep dish fix from Nancy's here in Atlanta. Who needs to go out when this recipe was so easy and delicious!

1 (1 pound) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 small onion, chopped
2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained 
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon olive oil,
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of a greased baking dish.  Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly over the dough. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add 1 teaspoon olive oil, garlic and onions; cook until lightly browned, stirring constantly.  Add tomato paste; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in oregano, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce; simmer for 5 minutes or until sauce mixture is slightly thickened.  Spoon tomato sauce over the mozzarella cheese.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top.  Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown.  Let pizza stand 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe adapted from: http://www.myrecipes.com


  1. Oh my! This looks absolutely yummy! I'm going to check on the stuffed version too.

  2. Brandi, your blog looks great. I love your outside makeover, milkshake, stepladder and now this pizza. Congrats and thanks for sharing!

  3. Mmm, that has my stomach growling and it's only 9 am! My hubby doesn't eat pizza anymore, but I can definitely see making this for me and the kids. I never knew the ingredients were reversed.

  4. As a native of Chicago, I am very much familiar with this style. This was a nice nod Brandi. I'll have to try it out.

  5. Yum!! It looks delicious!

    I love coming here and finding such tasty recipes. :)

    Have a great day!

  6. that looks mmmmm mmmm good! I love pizza
    .. especially white with spinach!
    Walmart sells REALLY good dough.. .88 cents a bag!!

  7. I love making my own pizza and this looks so good with all it cheesy deliciousness!!

  8. Have you been talking to my husband? He's been asking for homemade pizza!


  9. Looks great ! I bet it was fun for the kids to help make. Btw thanks for giving me heads up re: the win I wasn't aware.have a great rest of the week!

  10. This looks so good Brandi... what time is dinner, I'm not cooking I'll be right over...thanks for sharing


  11. This pizza look wonderful..YUM! I love the step ladder below here too..very cute! :D

  12. That looks like a delicious recipe for deep dish pizza. I bet you save a lot of money enjoying homemade pizza :) I wanted to invite you over to show off your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day!

  13. Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds delicious! No meat too...my hubby would love that. Homemade pizza is always so delicious :)

  14. Uh oh...I can almost smell it!! You always make me want to get in the kitchen! Keep it coming girl!

  15. This looks really yummy! I love deep dish pizza but have never tried to make it at home, usually making the traditional pizza. I will have to try this:)

  16. Hi Brandi,
    We just love pizza and your pizza looks so delicious. I sure would love to have a slice or two. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!
    Miz Helen

  17. Same as Rosemary...born and raised here in Chicago and know Chicago Style well. I'll have to give this recipe a try. But if I screw it up I can easily call Lou Malnati's, Giordano's or Gino's East!


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