Chicago Style Deep Dish













I was in Chicago this past weekend, and while I ate amazing food and has such a great time with a couple of my girlfriends, I wanted to start this week off with the classic Chicago style deep dish pizza before I tell you about the rest of my trip and all of the delicious food we ate! On a side note, I may be holding out on you with tales about my trip until next week due to Christmas coming up and I’ll be posting lots of great holiday type recipes to make sure you all are feeling prepared!

Now, back to Chicago style pizza….It really isn’t too hard of a concept. You just have to switch around the order you layer on your ingredients, embrace the goodness that pizza sauce can bring to the a dish, and not be afraid of some depth!!!

I use my 9 inch round cake pan when I make my Chicago style deep dish pizza. Take your pizza dough (the same amount you would use on a regular sized pizza pan) and roll it out thicker so it will fit nicely in the 9 inch pan. Spray your pan and sprinkle CORN MEAL on the bottom of the pan. This is essential!!!

When you sprinkle corn meal on the bottom of the pan it creates space between the pan and the dough so the heat can really get under there and cook the thick crust all the way through.

Next you put on your “toppings,” meat, veggies, spices, etc. Then put a bunch of cheese on it, now top it with pizza sauce (covering the whole thing completely)!

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. You will not be disappointed with this quick change up in your pizza style. We LOVE to eat our pizza this way and obviously, I highly recommend it to you!