Saturday Do-It-Yourself – Deep Dish Pizza

Pizza has got to be one of the best foods every invented.  Today’s Saturday Do-It-Yourself proves why it is worth the time to make it homemade when you can.  Thanks to Swaggernaut ericnrosesmom for submitting this recipe.  If you would like to submit a recipe to share send it to  Don’t forget to include a picture if you can but especially your Swag Name – so I can hook you up with 500 Swag Bucks!

This is my signature recipe. My mom taught it to me, and she’s been making it for as long as I can remember. I’m at the point now where I think I could make it blindfolded with one arm tied behind my back.

World’s Greatest Deep Dish Pizza


3 envelopes active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
5 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp brown sugar
pinch of salt

Dissolve yeast in water in a large mixing bowl.. Add other ingredients and mix by hand until dough comes together. Continue kneading for about ten minutes. Set aside in a warm place to rise for several hours until doubled.


1 1/2 lb sweet Italian sausage (or hot if you prefer)
2 large cans mushrooms, drained
1 large can crushed tomatoes, or 1 quart home grown or home canned
1 large can tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
2 tbsp brown sugar
salt, onion powder, garlic and oregano to taste

1 WHOLE BLOCK Mozzerella cheese (much better than shredded) – picture added by TSGal for emphasis:








Parmesan cheese
Any other toppings you like

Brown and drain sausage. Add remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Oil the bottom and sides of either a deep dish pizza pan or a 9×13 casserole dish. Pat risen dough into bottom and up sides of pan. Top with a generous layer of mozzerella slices, then a layer of sauce. Continue alternating layers until you reach the top of the pan. If you like pepperoni or any other toppings either add them to the sauce or put on top. Sprinkle parmesan over the top and bake at 375 30 minutes.

Yum!  I can almost smell the bubbling cheese from here.  Thanks again for sharing, enjoy those 500 Swag Bucks as we enjoy your recipe!

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