Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizzas Recipe

Posted by
Rate It!
Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizzas
Add your photo!



  1. For the Dough:.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the water, yeast, and sugar and stir to combine. Let sit until the mixture is foamy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add 1 1/2 cups of the flour, the semolina, 1/2 cup of the oil, and the salt, mixing by hand until it is all incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Continue adding the flour, 1/4 cup at a time, working the dough after each addition, until all the flour is incorporated but the dough is still slightly sticky.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth but still slightly tacky, 3 to 5 minutes. Oil a large mixing bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil.
  5. Place the dough in the bowl and turn to oil all sides. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set in a warm, draft-free place until nearly doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Divide into 2 equal portions and use as directed.
  7. For the Sauce and Topping:.
  8. While the dough is rising, make the tomato sauce. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the herbs, seeds, salt, and black and red peppers, and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, wine and sugar, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely before using.
  9. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.
  10. Oil 2 seasoned 12-inch round deep-dish pizza pans with the extra-virgin olive oil. Press 1 piece of dough into each pan, pressing to the edge and stretching about 1 1/2 inches up the sides. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  11. Layer the mozzarella cheese all over the bottom of the pies. Top each with half of the pepperoni, mushrooms, bell pepper rings, onions, black olives and sausage. Ladle the sauce evenly over each pizza and top with Parmesan.
  12. Bake until the top is golden and the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, slice and serve hot.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1908.21 Kcal (7989 kJ)
Calories from fat 1070.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 118.9g 183%
Cholesterol 187.37mg 62%
Sodium 4848.31mg 202%
Potassium 1093.83mg 23%
Total Carbs 116.76g 39%
Sugars 5.73g 23%
Dietary Fiber 11.94g 48%
Protein 93.52g 187%
Vitamin C 36.2mg 60%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 25%
Iron 17.1mg 95%
Calcium 1479.4mg 148%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 244.98 Kcal (1026 kJ)
Calories from fat 137.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.27g 183%
Cholesterol 24.06mg 62%
Sodium 622.44mg 202%
Potassium 140.43mg 23%
Total Carbs 14.99g 39%
Sugars 0.74g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1.53g 48%
Protein 12.01g 187%
Vitamin C 4.6mg 60%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 25%
Iron 2.2mg 95%
Calcium 189.9mg 148%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
Search recipes
by ingredients
Construct & Analyze
Your Recipe

Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 47.3
  • 51

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

Share Recipe

Get Your Recipe of Health!
Follow RecipeOfHealth on Facebook!
Scroll to top