Chicago likes to be extra hence the extra dough, extra cheese, extra sauce and extra toppings. Whether you live in Chicago or you’ve never been and always wanted to, this Chicago Style Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza is for everyone, anyone and anywhere. And that’s the best part, it can be handmade with love right in your own kitchen!
Making homemade pizza is one of my favorite meals to make, not only because of how rewarding and delicious it is in the end, but how fun it is to create! You can get creative with your toppings and customize your pizza how you would like, not to mention playing with the dough is just way too much fun. When you make homemade pizza you aren’t just making a meal, you also get to do a fun at home activity and hand make it with love.
This Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza can easily be made right in the comfort of your own home. I make this in a 12“ cast iron skillet. When baked, it gets crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. It’s topped with melty cheese that gets caramelized around the edges, fresh diced tomatoes, fresh sliced basil, a tangy homemade pizza sauce and savory pepperoni slices. Wow, can you say yum!? It’s so easy to make for a date night in, family game night/movie night or when you’re hosting. Once you make this it will become your new weeknight or weekend go to.
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If you only come to Chicago for the pizza, I totally get it and honestly, I don’t blame you! Pizza is life and there is nothing like a good cheesy, saucy deep dish pizza with an extra crispy crust.
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