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Deep-Dish Pizza

Deep-Dish Pizza

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Recipe Details

SKILL LEVEL: Easy

YIELD: 6 servings

PREP TIME: 20 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 30 minutes

Deep-Dish Pizza
Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 lb bulk Italian sausage or Italian sausage links

2 bags (1 lb each) frozen pizza dough, thawed

1 jar (14 or 15 oz) pizza sauce

4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (1 lb)

4 oz sliced pepperoni

Instructions

DEEP-DISH PIZZA CASSEROLE

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a PYREX® EASY GRAB® 3-QT OBLONG BAKING DISH w/RED LID with oil.
  2. In an 8- or 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until fully cooked. (If using links, remove casings first and crumble while cooking.) Set aside to cool.
  3. Dust work surface and rolling pin with flour. Roll out one portion of dough into a 16×12-inch rectangle. Place in baking dish, with dough coming up over sides of dish.
  4. Spread half of the pizza sauce over dough; sprinkle with 2 cups of the cheese. Spoon sausage evenly over cheese.
  5. Cut second portion of dough in half; roll one half into a 14×10-inch rectangle. (Save remaining dough for another use.) Drape dough over toppings. Roll up edges of bottom layer of dough with top layer of dough to create crust.
  6. Spread remaining pizza sauce over top crust; sprinkle with remaining 2 cups cheese. Arrange pepperoni over cheese.
  7. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted and bubbly.

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