Godfather’s Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza

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Godfather’s Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza

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IngredientsGodfather's Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza

  • 1 package (.25 ounce size) rapid-rise active yeast
  • 1 cup warm water, between 105-115 degrees F
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 pound cooked Italian sausage, crumbled
  • 1 can (28 ounce size) diced tomatoes, well drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In the mixing bowl add the warm water, yeast and sugar, stir with a whisk. Add 2 cups of the flour, salt, cornmeal and olive oil. Use the paddle and mix on speed 2 for 2 minutes.
  2. Put on the dough hook and add the remaining flour. Knead on speed 2 until the dough clings to the hook, and then knead on speed 2 for 5 minutes longer. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover. Let rise for 1 hour.
  3. With oiled fingers press the dough into a deep-dish pizza pan.
  4. Cover the dough with the mozzarella, and then top with the sausage. Place the tomatoes over the sausage. Top with the basil, oregano and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake in a 500⁰ F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350⁰ F and bake for 20 minutes, or until the crust is brown.

We used a 14 inch Deep Dish Pizza Pan and a Pan Gripper

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