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National Deep Dish PIzza Day!

TODAY we celebrate a dish that has been a favorite of everyone, the Deep Dish Pizza.

Deep-dish pizza is a beloved culinary creation that originated in the city of Chicago, Illinois. This style of pizza is known for its thick, doughy crust, which is often formed into a tall, pie-like structure filled with cheese, sauce, and toppings.

One of the defining characteristics of deep-dish pizza is its crust. Unlike traditional pizzas, which typically have thin, crispy crusts, deep-dish pizza crusts are much thicker and denser. This is because the dough is often formed into a high-walled pie dish, and then layered with cheese and toppings before being topped with a thick layer of tomato sauce.

The name “deep dish pizza” comes from the fact that this style of pizza has a much deeper crust than traditional pizzas. The dough is formed into a high-walled pie dish, which allows for a much greater amount of cheese, toppings, and sauce to be added to the pizza. This results in a thicker, more substantial pizza that is often referred to as a “pie” or “deep dish.” The term “deep dish” is now commonly used to describe this style of pizza, which is most famously associated with the city of Chicago.

Because of the thickness of the crust, deep-dish pizza tends to be very filling and satisfying. The cheese and toppings are often piled high, which makes for a delicious and hearty meal. The sauce is also an essential component of deep-dish pizza, with many recipes using a thick, tomato-based sauce spiced with herbs and seasonings.

Although deep-dish pizza is most commonly associated with Chicago, this style of pizza has gained popularity across the United States and beyond. Many pizzerias now offer their own versions of deep dish pizza, with variations in crust thickness, cheese, toppings, and sauce.

So, if you are in the mood for a pizza you can try making a deep-dish pizza with this simple recipe below.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of pizza dough
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • Your choice of toppings (such as pepperoni, sausage, onions, peppers, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough into a circle that is roughly 12 inches in diameter.
  3. Grease a 9-inch deep dish pie pan with cooking spray or olive oil.
  4. Place the dough in the prepared pie pan, making sure that the dough is pressed all the way up the sides of the pan.
  5. Add half of the shredded mozzarella cheese to the bottom of the crust.
  6. Add your choice of toppings on top of the cheese.
  7. Add the remaining shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the toppings.
  8. Pour the tomato sauce on top of the cheese, making sure to spread it evenly.
  9. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese and dried oregano on top of the sauce.
  10. Bake the pizza for 30-35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  11. Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Enjoy your delicious homemade deep-dish pizza!