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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza

Holy hot.

Living in the Midwest is a bit of a challenge.  One day it can be 60 degrees out, then next day 90.  Yesterday the high was 93, in May!  Today it's in the mid-80's and I'm sweating in places I didn't know existed, as the little miss and I just got back from a few swoops around the block.

Yes, she had sunblock on, and was shaded...

But, I'm not complaining, it is just odd.  A planners nightmare!

I do not expect you to fire up your ovens if it is hot where you live, but this is a good recipe.  Maybe for a cooler day?

Since I grew up in Iowa and Chicago is just a short road trip away, Chicago Style pizzas are on most menus around these parts.  I love a thin crust pizza, but I also have a great love for the deep dish.  I do not judge.

Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza
pizza dough
toppings of your choice
mozzarella cheese
parmesan cheese
crushed tomatoes
olive oil

*No exact measurements on this one...as we all know how to assemble a pizza, right?

Step 1:  Grease pan, spread dough in pan pushing some of the crust up the sides of the pan, drizzle crust with olive oil and fresh garlic, layer on mozzarella.

Step 2:  Layer on toppings of choice.

Step 3: Ladle on crushed tomatoes (I used 1/2 of a 28 oz. can - I like sauce!), sprinkle on oregano, basil and parmesan cheese.

Step 4:  Bake at 425 degrees for 30-40 minutes (depending on how deep your dish is), remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before cutting.

The little man loved this, but then again if he didn't like pizza I just might disown him.  The only thing that would have made it better was a nice cold frosty mug of beer.

Who doesn't love beer with pizza?

Would you like to comment?

  1. Looks delicious! I love thin crust....but I love a good deep dish crust too :)

  2. Trust me, it's way hotter where I am now:p
    Hahaha, yeah, don't judge a pizza by its crust, as long as it tastes great, who cares, right?:)

  3. holy cow! it is 830 AM and my tummy is growling for THIS!

    Looks amazing

  4. Beer and pizza are a match made in culinary heaven :-)

  5. Beer and pizza are a match made in culinary heaven :-)

  6. It's still nice! And it still sounds simple enough! Thanks for this!