Deep dish pizza is so unique with unbeatable delicious flavors. This recipe lets you recreate it in an hour, complete with meatballs and fennel seeds for the perfect slice. It's truly one of my favorites!
Servings: 19-inch pizza
1½Pizza Doughssee blog notes
2TBSP Olive Oil
2cupsShredded Mozzarella Cheese
1cupShredded Italian Blend Cheese
14oz Jar of your Favorite Pizza Sauce
1tspDry Italian Herbs
½tspDry Fennel Seeds
12oz Bag of Frozen Meatballs (about 16 meatballs) see blog notes
14.5ozCanned Diced Tomatoes
Preheat your oven to 400F and get out a 9 inch circle cake pan, sprinkle the bottom with a little corn meal and set aside.
Sprinkle your counter top with some corn meal and roll out your pizza dough into a circle larger than your cake pan.
Place your pizza dough inside of your cake pan, making sure the crust is pressed around the bottom and hanging over the edges of the pan. Once you add the topping you can trim any excess dough.
Drizzle the bottom with your olive oil.
Add your mozzarella cheese as your first layer, then add your Italian cheese blend, keeping a pinch or two for the top of the pizza.
Top your cheese with your pizza sauce, sprinkle your Italian herb blend and fennel seed, keeping some to sprinkle on the top of the pizza.
Top your pizza sauce with the meatballs and add on your can of diced tomatoes so that they fall between the meatballs, you can scoop out with a spoon to make it less watery, I used all but a ¼ of the juice in the can.
Top with remaining sprinkles of Italian cheese and herbs.
Bake at 400F for 40-45 minutes. On a rack, let it cool slightly before serving.
Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza https://nicolestastingspoon.com/2022/04/11/chicago-style-deep-dish-pizza/