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