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Pizza; Soon-to-be-Famous Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

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Added: Tuesday, October 10, 2006


14" Deep Dish Pizza Pan


3 pkgs powdered yeast
1 c. 6 T. warm water
4 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. olive oil
1 1/2 t. salt


1/2 lb. mild Italian sausage
4 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
1 can sliced black olives

16 oz. can diced tomatoes
16 oz. can tomoato sauce
1/4 t. salt
1 t. sugar
1/4 t. pepper
1/4 t. basil
1 t. oregano
2 cloves garlic, minced
parmesan cheese

The filling can be modified as desired, I typically choose sausage, mushrooms, and olives, but I have done chicken with BBQ sauce and spinach before.

Dough Instructions:
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Then mix all dough ingredients together. Knead for 5 minutes. Put dough in lightly oiled bowl and cover. Let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

Filling Instructions:
Cook sausage in frying pan until browned - about 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425
Separate out dough into 2/3 and 1/3. Lightly oil pizza pan and spread 2/3 of dough inside it to cover bottom and sides of pan. Spread cooked sausage inside, and cover with mushrooms, olives, and cheese. Take remaining dough and roll out dough with rolling pin to make a circle. Cover topping and pinch edges together. Poke top of crust with fork several times. Bake in oven 30 minutes.

Mix all ingredients together.

Remove pizza from oven, spread topping onto pizza and bake an additional 20 minutes.

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Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I use a 14" pan made by Chicago Melallic: http://www.kitchenkapers.com/15369.html //
While this recipe takes a while to make, it seems to really be worth the effort. // I have experimented with many different types of fillings to substitute for the sausage,mushroom&olive. So far my favorite has been the BBQ chicken - if you want to do that one, just cook about 1 1/2 lbs. of chicken breasts, dice, and mix with a jar of your favorite BBQ sauce as a substitute for the sausage, mushroom, and olives.




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