Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Recipe by Bella Gluten-Free
Servings: Makes 8 servings.
Prep: 10 mins
Total: 40 mins
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
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.
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.