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It’s amazing how a few simple changes (as explained below) can completely reinvent a family-favorite recipe! I don’t think we’re alone in loving homemade pizza, but as with anything it can get a little same ol’ same ol’ after a while. So, I have to thank my daughter for suggesting we have Chicago-style deep dish pizza for dinner one night instead. I don’t know if it’s our Chicago roots (my parents grew up there) or what, but this simple switch up made this classic recipe exciting and new again and not to mention, SO tasty. It was a big hit with the whole family, and it may be a while before we go back to regular pizza again, LOL. :)
What Makes It a Deep Dish Pizza?
Here are the main differences that make this pizza crust “deep dish” instead of regular…
- Slightly different recipe with cornmeal and butter added.
- No rolling pin needed, simply use your hands.
- Form and bake in a cake pan (pictured).
If you prefer a lighter option, try this Crustless Pizza!