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Sausage Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Sausage Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

This hearty pizza pie is sure to become a staple in your house. Frozen bread dough is pressed into a springform pan to make an easy crust, then spread with the sauce and topped with sausage, green pepper and cheese.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons cornmeal
  • 1-3/4 cups pizza sauce
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage, cooked and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Green pepper rings


  • 1. On a lightly floured surface, roll and stretch dough into a 9-in. circle. Cover with plastic wrap; let rest for 10 minutes. Roll and stretch the dough into a 12-in. circle. Sprinkle cornmeal into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place dough in pan and press 1 in. up the sides of the pan.
  • 2. Spread pizza sauce over crust. Top with sausage, 1 cup of cheese, oregano and green pepper. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 3. Bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove to a wire rack; let stand for 5 minutes before removing sides of pan. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 393 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 1,007 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.