Here is a recipe for a delicious deep-dish pizza:


  • For the crust:
    • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/4 cup warm water
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup cornmeal
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 cup warm water
  • For the toppings:
    • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
    • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • Your favorite toppings (such as sausage, pepperoni, onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc.)


  1. To make the crust: In a large bowl, combine the yeast, sugar, and warm water. Stir until the yeast is dissolved and let sit for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is frothy.
  2. Add the flour, salt, cornmeal, olive oil, and warm water to the bowl with the yeast mixture and stir until a sticky dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 8-10 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  5. Preheat your oven to 425ยฐF (220ยฐC).
  6. Grease a 9-inch deep-dish pizza pan with olive oil.
  7. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a circle that is about 1/4 inch thick and slightly larger than the pizza pan.
  8. Place the dough in the greased pizza pan and press it up the sides of the pan to form a crust.
  9. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the crust.
  10. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese over the sauce.
  11. Add your favorite toppings.
  12. Bake the pizza in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  13. Remove the pizza from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Enjoy your deep-dish pizza! This classic Chicago-style pizza is sure to impress with its thick, crispy crust and gooey melted cheese. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your toppings and make it your own!