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Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza

Forget ordering in! This Chicago-style deep-dish classic is topped off with cheese, tomatoes and dried oregano and baked to perfection – all in the comfort of your home.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 tsps dry active yeast
  • 9 oz warm water (110° F)
  • 1 1/2 tsps granulated sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp corn oil
  • as needed nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 tsps kosher salt
  • 2 cups Crystal Farms Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 cups canned crushed tomatoes, strained
  • 1 tsp dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
  • as needed olive oil
Recommended Crystal Farms Product Substitutions: Crystal Farms Grated Parmesan & Romano Cheese

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, add yeast, water and sugar and keep for 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and knead for 4 minutes in a mixer. Mixer speed should be low.
  • Place dough ball in a bowl greased with 1 tablespoon of corn oil, cover and let rise at room temperature for 4-6 hours. The dough ball should double in size.
  • Place dough ball in the center of a greased 12-inch cake pan. Flatten dough with hand and form the dough half way up the sides of the pan.
  • Sprinkle the shredded Mozzarella cheese evenly over the shaped pizza dough.
  • Top cheese with tomatoes, crushed oregano and granulated garlic.
  • Brush the outer edge of the crust with olive oil.
  • Bake pizza for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  • Serve.

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