Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Recipe by Bella Gluten-Free

Its reversed order of stacking the ingredients makes this pizza more of a torte. The cheese melts into the dough, the sausage cooks into the cheesy crust and the sauce conceals it all.

Servings: Makes 8 servings.  •   Prep: 10 mins  • Total: 40 mins
deepdishpizza   Ingredients:

Prepare Bella Gluten-Free Gourmet Italian Pizza Crust Mix.

1/2 lb mozzarella, thinly sliced or dairy-free cheese 

1/2 lb Italian sausage, casing removed

3/4 cup of your favorite tomato sauce

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated

1 TBL fresh basil, chopped

1 TBL fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped

 
With Bella Gluten-Free Gourmet Italian Pizza Crust Mix Chicago Deep Dish Pizza is back on the table.

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Prep:
10 minutes

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease or line with parchment paper a 10” springform pan.

• Mix Bella Gluten-Free Gourmet Italian Pizza Crust Mix.according to instructions. Add dough into the spring form pan pressing dough up the side of the pan to form a pie like crust. 

• On the dough,  add a layer of mozzarella cheese, next the raw sausage. then the sauce, and finally add the Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs. This reversed layering prevents the cheese from overcooking and allows the meat to cook thoroughly while baking a longer time at a lower temperature.

• Bake 30 minutes until crust is brown and firm to touch. The center will be risen but soft to the touch.

• Remove outside ring of springform pan and cut pizza into 8–12 slices.

 Makes one thick 10” pizza.

 

Chef’s Notes:
Use parchment paper to line the entire springform pan. It will help protect against any scratches made from the cheese or sauce sticking to the sides.