Don’t live in Chicago but craving deep dish pizza? No problem! In this recipe, I’ll show you how to make homemade Chicago-style deep dish pizza with spinach from scratch! The dough is easy to prepare and the filling can be made of your favorite pizza toppings.
Combine all of the crust ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Knead by hand or a mixer until smooth. Form into a ball shape.
Lift the dough up and lightly oil the bowl. Put the dough back in and tightly cover the bowl. Let it sit for about 60 minutes.
Prepare a round 9-inch diameter high-sided baking pan or springform pan by oiling its bottom and sides. Sprinkle a thin layer of cornmeal over the bottom of the pan.
When the dough is ready, stretch it out on a surface like a baking mat. You want to stretch it out as much as you can to make a large circle. A rolling pin may help. The dough needs to be stretched out enough to cover the bottom and sides of the baking pan.
Place the dough in the pan and stretch it out to cover the pan’s bottom and all the way up the sides.
Preheat the oven for 425 F. While it’s preheating, let the dough rest in the pan.
Bake the crust until it’s set and barely starting to brown, about 10 minutes.
Adding the filling:
Cover the bottom of the crust with mozzarella cheese. Add the sautéed spinach, reserving a bit.
Combine the garlic, oregano, basil, and salt and distribute over the spinach.
Add the crushed tomatoes. Add the remainder of the spinach on top, mixing it in with the tomatoes.
Sprinkle with asiago cheese.
Bake at 425 F for 25 minutes. Carefully remove the pizza from the pan and let it cool before slicing into it.
Recipe printed from Savory Tooth at https://www.savorytooth.com/chicago-deep-dish-pizza-spinach/