Embark on a culinary journey with our meticulously curated recipe for the quintessential Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. Begin by amalgamating 3 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup of cornmeal, and 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt in a large mixing bowl. A symphony of flavors awaits as 1 1/4 teaspoons of active dry yeast and 2 teaspoons of sugar join forces with 1 1/4 cups of warm water (110°F/43°C). Knead this velvety dough on a floured surface until it achieves the perfect blend of smoothness and elasticity. Elevate your crust by incorporating 1/4 cup of olive oil before allowing it to rise in a greased bowl, emerging as the ideal foundation for your pizza masterpiece.


Saucy Sophistication: Indulge your senses with a rich and flavorful tomato sauce that transcends the ordinary. In a meticulous process, combine 2 cans (28 oz each) of crushed tomatoes with 1/4 cup of olive oil, infusing the mixture with the essence of 4 cloves of minced garlic, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, 1 teaspoon of dried basil, and a dash of salt and pepper. Simmer this exquisite concoction for 20-30 minutes, allowing the symphony of flavors to harmonize into a sauce that perfectly complements the robustness of the deep-dish pizza.

Artful Assembly: Transform your culinary canvas into a work of art by preheating the oven to 425°F (220°C). As the risen dough takes center stage, roll it out with finesse to create the canvas for your culinary masterpiece. This carefully crafted foundation becomes a stage for the star-studded ensemble, featuring 3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese, a medley of 1 cup each of sliced pepperoni or Italian sausage, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Pour the prepared tomato sauce with panache, ensuring a symmetrical spread. As the curtain rises, bake this epicurean delight for 25-30 minutes until the crust achieves a golden allure and the cheese tantalizingly bubbles and browns.

Savor the Symphony: Elevate your dining experience with this gastronomic masterpiece — a labor of love culminating in an indulgent Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. Each bite is a harmonious blend of the flaky crust, robust tomato sauce, and a crescendo of toppings that dance on your taste buds. Whether shared with friends or savored solo, this culinary creation promises a symphony of flavors that resonate with the essence of authentic Chicago cuisine. Bon appétit!

Homemade Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza😎



For the Dough:

  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water (110°F/43°C)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

For the Filling:

  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup sliced pepperoni or Italian sausage (cooked)
  • 1 cup sliced bell peppers
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms

For the Sauce:

  • 2 cans (28 oz each) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Dough Preparation:

  1. In a bowl, combine warm water and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then add the yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, and salt. Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture and olive oil.
  3. Mix the ingredients until a dough forms. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-1.5 hours or until it doubles in size.

Sauce Preparation:

  1. In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add crushed tomatoes, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer the sauce for about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Pizza Assembly:


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Punch down the risen dough and roll it out to fit a deep-dish pizza pan, making sure to have extra dough for the sides.
  3. Press the dough into the greased pizza pan, making sure to cover the bottom and sides evenly.
  4. Layer the shredded mozzarella cheese over the dough.
  5. Add your favorite toppings like pepperoni, sausage, bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms.
  6. Pour the prepared tomato sauce over the toppings, spreading it evenly.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and browned.