Chicago Style Deep-Dish Pizza

Recipe by SharleneW
READY IN: 40mins




  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Remove skins from sausage and cook in heavy skillet, crumbling as you cook.
  • Remove sausage to plate covered with paper towel to drain.
  • Remove fat from skillet.
  • Sauté sweet pepper and onion in olive oil in the same skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add pepperoni, basil, oregano and black pepper; cook another 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Unroll pizza dough and place in well-seasoned 10-inch cast-iron skillet.
  • You may need to stretch slightly so dough comes up about 1 inch on the sides.
  • Spread dough with 2 tablespoons of the pizza sauce.
  • Spread half the vegetable filling evenly over and top with half of the sausage.
  • Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese and dot with 3 tablespoons sauce.
  • Top with half of the mozzarella cheese.
  • Repeat layering again.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.