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Classic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
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17 INGREDIENTS • 13 STEPS • 2HRS 10MINS

Classic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

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Our recipe for this classic Chicago deep-dish is the real deal! Making the dough and sauce from scratch is key, the rest is a piece of pie!
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A Wholesome New World
Hi, I'm Amanda! A Wholesome New World is a team effort by myself and my husband Marc. We strive to create simple straightforward recipes with the correct measurements and easy-to-follow directions.
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Our recipe for this classic Chicago deep-dish is the real deal! Making the dough and sauce from scratch is key, the rest is a piece of pie!
2HRS 10MINS
Total Time
$2.11
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Active Dry Yeast
1 pckg
Active Dry Yeast
Water
1 cup
Water, Warm
Vegetable Shortening
1/4 cup
Vegetable Shortening
Cornmeal
1/4 cup
Cornmeal
Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
3 cups
Unbleached All Purpose Flour
I used King Arthur®
Salt
1/2 Tbsp
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic, minced
Fresh Basil
2 Tbsp
Fresh Basil, chopped
optional
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Ball
2 cups
Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup
Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp
Garlic Powder
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
788
Fat
29.3 g
Protein
33.7 g
Carbs
99.7 g
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https://awholesomenewworld.com/
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step 1
In a small bowl, combine Active Dry Yeast (1 pckg), Granulated Sugar (2 Tbsp) and Water (1 cup) together and let sit for one minute.
step 2
In a large mixing bowl, combine Unbleached All Purpose Flour (3 cups), Cornmeal (1/4 cup) and Salt (1/2 Tbsp). Add the yeast mixture and Vegetable Shortening (1/4 cup) into the dry ingredients and stir until dough forms.
step 3
Bring the dough to a floured surface and knead until it forms a smooth ball, you will notice it is slightly flaky – this is what you want!
step 3 Bring the dough to a floured surface and knead until it forms a smooth ball, you will notice it is slightly flaky – this is what you want!
step 4
Move the dough to large bowl and cover. Let the dough proof at room temp for about an hour and then punch it down. Drizzle with olive oil and refrigerate overnight.
step 5
The next day, preheat your oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) and prepare your sauce.
step 6
Mince the Garlic (2 cloves).
step 7
Chop Fresh Basil (2 Tbsp) if using.
step 8
Add Canned Crushed Tomatoes (3 1/3 cups), Dried Oregano (1/2 Tbsp), Granulated Sugar (1 tsp), Minced Garlic, Kosher Salt (1/2 tsp), Ground Black Pepper (1/2 tsp), and Chopped Fresh Basil to a saucepan and stir to incorporate. Slowly simmer for at least 30 minutes (ideally an hour) over low heat.
step 9
Thinly slice the Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Ball (2 cups).
step 10
When you’re ready to assemble the pizza, oil the dough all over and lightly oil the pan as well. This will help the crust crisp up. Push the dough into the pan, trying to spread out as evenly as possible.
step 10 When you’re ready to assemble the pizza, oil the dough all over and lightly oil the pan as well. This will help the crust crisp up. Push the dough into the pan, trying to spread out as evenly as possible.
step 11
Top the dough with the sliced mozzerella, making sure you cut enough to cover the full surface of the dough. Pour your sauce over the cheese and use your hands or a spoon to spread it out evenly, coating the cheese. Top with Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup) and Garlic Powder (1 Tbsp).
step 11 Top the dough with the sliced mozzerella, making sure you cut enough to cover the full surface of the dough. Pour your sauce over the cheese and use your hands or a spoon to spread it out evenly, coating the cheese. Top with Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup) and Garlic Powder (1 Tbsp).
step 12
Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 25 minutes, or until the crust just starts to brown.
step 13
Allow the pizza to cool slightly, then use two long spatulas to remove the pie from the pan and place on a cutting board. Slice, serve and enjoy!
step 13 Allow the pizza to cool slightly, then use two long spatulas to remove the pie from the pan and place on a cutting board. Slice, serve and enjoy!
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American
Lunch
Shellfish-Free
Kid-Friendly
Dinner
Vegetarian
Pizza
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