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Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Sausage Pizza

Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Sausage Pizza recipe
photo by:kraft
Crumbled sausage, chopped onions, diced tomatoes, oregano—this Chicago-style deep-dish pizza's got it all. And you can make it from scratch. Here's how.
time
prep:
50 min
total:
1 hr 20 min
servings
total:
8 servings
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What You Need

1
pkg.  active dry yeast
3/4
cup  warm water (108°F)
2
cups  flour
1/4
cup  oil
1/2
tsp.  salt
1/3
cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
3/4
lb.  Italian sausage, crumbled
1/4
cup  chopped onions
1
can  (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can  (6 oz.) tomato paste
2
tsp.  dried oregano leaves
1-1/2
pkg.  (7 oz. each) KRAFT Slim Cut Mozzarella Cheese Slices

Make It

HEAT oven to 425°F.

DISSOLVE yeast in warm water; let stand 5 min. Add flour, oil and salt; stir until mixture forms ball. Place on lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and no longer sticky. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp. Parmesan onto bottom of 12-inch deep-dish pizza pan sprayed with cooking spray. Press dough onto bottom and 1 inch up side of prepared pan.

BROWN sausage in large skillet; drain. Add onions; cook and stir 5 min. or until tender. Drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste and oregano; simmer 15 min., stirring occasionally.

PLACE half the mozzarella on bottom of crust; cover with half the meat sauce. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.

BAKE 30 min. or until crust is golden brown. Let stand 10 min. before cutting to serve.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Serve this delicious pizza with a crisp, mixed green salad.
Substitute
Substitute lean ground beef for the sausage.
Variation
Substitute 13x9-inch pan for the pizza pan. Assemble pizza as directed. Bake at 425°F for 20 min. or until crust is golden brown.
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