Homemade Classic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Homemade Classic Chicago Deep Dish Pizza


1 Pizza

Prep Time


Bake Time

30-35 minutes

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  • Pizza Dough:
  • 2–1/2 to 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2- cup Cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Instant Yeast

  • Yeast:
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)*
  • 3 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil

  • Pizza Sauce and Toppings:
  • 2- cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1- can Marzano style tomato sauce, well-drained.
  • 1- cup sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Place oven rack on the lowest shelf and preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Combine 1 cup flour, 1/2-cup cornmeal, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Stir water and Mazola® Corn Oil into flour mixture. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Roll out the dough to make it easier to place into the deep dish pizza pan.
  3. Grease 14-inch deep-dish pan with Mazola® Corn Oil.
  4. Press dough into the pan so that the bottom of the pan is all covered and the dough reaches 1-1/2 inches up the side of the pan.
  5. Sprinkle evenly with a layer of mozzarella cheese, then add a layer of the Marzano tomato sauce. Add a layer of parmesan cheese and the pepperoni slices. Add another layer of Marzano tomato sauce. Add one last layer of Mozzarella cheese.
  6. Add the sauce
  7. Next, top with pepperoni slices, another layer of mozzarella cheese, and drizzle on more tomato sauce. Sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese. crumble sausage over cheese. Top with tomatoes and Parmesan cheese.
  8. Place the prepared pizza in the preheated oven; immediately reduce heat to 400-degrees Fahrenheit. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until the crust is golden a golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven; cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before serving. Make sure to let the pizza cool before slicing into it.

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