Authentic Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza! Thick, crispy and flakey crust topped with an easy homemade marinara sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese! This is a dish the whole family will love!
Add in water and 3 tbsp melted butter and mix on low until combined, 1-2 minutes.
Increase the speed to medium and knead the dough until it is glossy and pulls aways from the sides of the bowl, 5 minutes.
Coat a large bowl with olive oil and add the dough ball to the bowl turning to coat the dough ball in oil. Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise until doubled, about 60 minutes or so.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat two 9 inch cake pans with olive oil, set aside.
Roll dough onto a dry work surface and roll into a 15 x 12 inch rectangle. Spread with 4 tbsp softened butter.
Starting at the shortest end roll up dough into a cylinder. With the seam-side down, flatten the dough into a 18 by 4-inch rectangle. Cut the rectangle in half. Working with one half at a time, fold the dough into thirds like a business letter. Pinch the seams together to form a dough ball. Repeat with the remaining dough ball then transfer both balls of dough to the oiled bowl. Cover and let rise this time in the refrigerator to 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.
Add in onions and saute until softened, 4-5 minutes. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
Stir in the crushed tomatoes and spices and simmer for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer 1 dough ball on a dry work surface at a time and roll into a 13 inch disk. Transfer it to the prepared baking pan. Lightly press dough into pan and push dough up the sides about 1 inch.
Sprinkle each pizza with 2 cups mozzarella cheese, 1 1/4 cup sauce and 2 tbsp parmesan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Allow pizza to rest for 10 minutes before removing from pan and slicing.
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