Breads & Baked Goods, Dinner, Lunch

Chicago Style Deep Dish-Less Pizza

  • Prep 20 mins
  • Total 1h 20 mins
  • Advanced
  • Serves 4

TIP: No time to make your own dough? Buy it pre-made (1 1/2 pounds) at the supermarket for a quick weeknight meal


  • Contains Wheat
  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat, Milk/Dairy

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  • 2 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 cups 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for coating
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal


  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni slices
  • 1 cup crumbled Italian sausage, cooked
  • 11/2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, as desired
  • Fresh basil leaves or parsley leaves, chopped, as desired


  • Medium Bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Step 1

    In a medium bowl, stir yeast into warm water until dissolved. Add remaining dough ingredients and stir vigorously to combine, then cover and let rest for 1 hour.

  • Step 2

    Install SearPlate in the bottom level of the unit, then close door. Select FRESH PIZZA, set temperature to 450°F, and set time to 12 to 15 minutes (depending on desired doneness). Press the setting dial to begin preheating.

  • Step 3

    While unit is preheating, lightly coat a rolling pin with flour, then roll dough into a 10-inch round circle. With your hands, push the center of the dough to create a well, then pull the center of the dough out to create a thicker than average crust. The center should be about 1-inch thick, while the crust should be about 1 1/2-inches thick. The final pizza should be 12 inches in diameter.

  • Step 4

    Transfer pizza dough to a sheet of parchment paper. Top the dough with sliced mozzarella, shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, and sausage. Evenly cover with crushed tomatoes.

  • Step 5

    When unit has preheated, open door, then transfer the pizza on the parchment paper to hot SearPlate.

  • Step 6

    Remove parchment from bottom of pizza after 4 to 5 minutes of cooking, sliding pizza directly onto the SearPlate. Continue cooking.

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, carefully remove pizza from the hot SearPlate. Let pizza cool for 5 minutes, then garnish with Parmesan and fresh basil. Serve warm.