Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Chicago Style Pizza - Homemade

I am not a gourmet cook. I like simple recipes that are relatively quick to pull together. Once I find a recipe I like, it will find its way to our meal plan with regularity. This is one of those recipes. 

It is one of my favorites for homemade pizza. Kory and I both love it. Our kids not so much, but lets face it one pizza won't cut it with our family so that is an easy work around. The other plus is that there are always leftovers for us to enjoy later!

I found this particular recipe in my Taste of Heaven cookbook. Go here to find out how you can purchase one; the purchase benefits Lifesong for Orphans, a win-win.

Here is the recipe:

1 loaf (1 lb.) frozen bread dough, thawed (I use Rhodes whole wheat and thaw it in my 9x13 pan)
1 lb bulk Italian sausage
2 c. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced (as a non-mushroom lover I omit these)
1 sm. onion, chopped
2 t. olive oil
28 oz can diced tomatoes, drain well
3/4 t. dried oregano
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. fennel seed, crushed (I omit this too simply because I never got around to buying it)
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, grated

Press dough into the bottom and up the sides of a greased 13x9-inch pan. In a large skillet, cook sausage until no longer pink. Drain. Sprinkle over dough, then top with Mozzarella cheese. In a skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in oil until oil is tender. Stir in tomatoes, oregano, salt, fennel and garlic powder. Spoon over Mozzarella cheese; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake at 350 for 25 to 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Do you have a favorite homemade pizza recipe? Please share!

1 comment:

Cindy E. said...

Yes, I have a favorite pizza recipe! A dozen of them! We have a 3-decade tradition of making pizza on Friday nights, and I have two well-loved deep dish pizza pans. I will try this recipe soon.

Lately, we have been exploring with the thin, Mediterranean style. Just love what you can do with pizza! Cindy