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Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza

Makes: 8 servings Yield: 1 9-inch pizza
Prep 30 mins Cool 10 mins Bake 375°F 40 mins
Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza
  • 1 16  ounce  frozen whole wheat or white bread dough, thawed
  • 1 1/2  cups  shredded mozzarella cheese (6 ounces)
  • 1  recipe Meaty Pizza Filling
  • 1 10  ounce package  frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1  lightly beaten
  • 1  tablespoon  butter or margarine, melted
  • 2  tablespoons  grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

1. Preheat oven to 375F. On a lightly floured surface roll two-thirds of the dough into a 12-inch circle. (If necessary, let dough rest once or twice during rolling.) Place circle in a greased 9-inch springform pan, pressing dough 1-1/2 inches up the sides. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the mozzarella. Top with the Meaty Pizza Filling. Mix spinach, egg, and remaining mozzarella. Spread spinach mixture over Meaty Pizza Filling.

2. Roll remaining dough into a 10-inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges. Arrange wedges on spinach mixture, slightly overlapping edges and sealing edges to bottom crust along edge of pan. Brush top with melted butter and sprinkle with Parmesan

3. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until filling is hot and crust is done. If necessary, cover with foil the last 10 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove sides of springform pan. Cut into wedges. Serves 8.

Meaty Pizza Filling
  • 12  ounces  bulk Italian sausage
  • 1  cup  chopped onion
  • 8  ounce can  pizza sauce
  • 4  ounce can  mushrooms
  • 3 1/2 ounce  sliced pepperoni
  • 2  teaspoons  dried basil
  • 2  teaspoons  dried oregano
Directions Meaty Pizza Filling::

1. In a large skillet cook bulk Italian sausage and chopped onion until sausage is brown, drain. Pat meat with paper towels. Stir in pizza sauce; mushrooms, drained; one package sliced pepperoni; dried basil, crushed; and dried oregano, crushed.

Nutrition Facts (Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 480,
  • Fat, total (g) 28,
  • chol. (mg) 95,
  • sat. fat (g) 11,
  • carb. (g) 36,
  • fiber (g) 5,
  • pro. (g) 24,
  • sodium (mg) 1267,
  • Potassium (mg) 336,
  • calcium (mg) 212,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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