Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
Whenever we’re in Chicago, our trip isn’t complete until we indulge in a traditional Chicago-style pizza. Since we can’t get enough of it, we came up with our own simple and delicious version!
Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 30 min 1 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed (see Note)
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1⁄4-inch strips
1 small onion, chopped
1 pound store-bought pizza dough
3/4 cup pizza or spaghetti sauce
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1===> Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a 12-inch deep-dish pizza pan with cooking spray.
2===> In a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage, pepper, and onion 6 to 8 minutes, or until no pink remains in sausage and vegetables are tender, stirring constantly; drain and set aside.
3===> Using your fingertips or heel of your hand, spread dough so it covers bottom of pan and comes three- quarters of the way up sides. Spread spaghetti sauce over dough; top with sausage mixture, then cheese.
4===> Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until crust is crisp and brown. Cut and serve.