Easy Deep-Dish Pizza

Prep Time: 15 min  |  Cook Time: 50 min  |  Servings: 8  |  Calories: 405

Easy Deep-Dish Pizza
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min

Pack your appetite; we’re headed to the Windy City. This traditional Chicago-style pizza really lives up to its name in every sense. No matter how you slice it, this pizza boasts a generous helping of hearty crust, Sargento® Fine Cut Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, toppings and sauce with every serving.

  • 2 Tbsp. cornmeal
  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 4 cups (16 oz.) Sargento® Fine Cut Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • 1-1/2 lb. lean pork sausage
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 oz. each) Italian or plum tomatoes, chopped and drained
  • 1-1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 tsp. fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms (optional)
  1. Grease a 14x2-inch deep-dish pizza pan; sprinkle lightly with cornmeal. Roll bread dough to 16-inch circle on lightly floured surface. Press dough into bottom and 1 1/2-inches up sides of pan.
  2. Sprinkle with 3 cups cheese; crumble sausage over cheese. Top with tomatoes, oregano, fennel, mushrooms, if desired, and remaining cheese.
  3. Bake in preheated 500°F oven 5 minutes; reduce heat to 400°F and bake an additional 35 minutes or until crust is golden and sausage is cooked through.

Serving Size 8

Calories 405

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 28.60g 40%
Sat. Fat 12.40g 61%
Mono Unsat. Fat 10.40g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.80g
Cholesterol 82mg 24%
Sodium 1776mg 74%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 183RE
Vitamin C 3mg 5%
Calcium 311mg 38%
Iron 2mg 11%
2 Reviews


made this once already, was so good. doing it for our superbowl party!



This was a perfect weeknight meal!


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