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Crock Pot Deep Dish Pizza (Chicago Style)

This Crock Pot Deep Dish Pizza is made Chicago Style in the slow cooker, with a deep crust, cheese and sausage in the middle, and sauce on top.

Chicago style deep dish pizza is so thick, you have to eat it with a fork and knife.

Crock Pot Deep Dish Pizza (Chicago Style)

Crock Pot Deep Dish Pizza Ingredients

To make this slow cooker deep dish pizza recipe, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):

  • Pre-made pizza dough
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Italian sausage
  • Onion
  • Pizza or marinara sauce
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Basil leaves
  • Red pepper flakes, optional

Crock Pot Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza

How to Make Chicago Style Pizza in the Slow Cooker

For this recipe, I used a 6 quart slow cooker. You can use anywhere from a 6 to 8 quart crock pot.

Step 1. Prep the sausage and dough

Remove the Italian sausage from the casing. Over medium heat, ground up the sausage and cook until browned. Lay out a large sheet of parchment paper and roll out the pizza dough with a rolling pin until it resembles an oval shape a couple inches larger than the bottom of your slow cooker.

How to Make a Pizza in a Slow Cooker

Step 2. Add layers to the crock pot

Grab the edges of the parchment paper and lower the dough into the slow cooker. Layer the cheese across the top of the dough, followed by the ground sausage.Add the diced onions and pour the pizza sauce evenly over the top.

Deep Dish Pizza in a Crock Pot

Step 3. Slow cook and enjoy

Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 6-8. Remove carefully from the slow cooker by lifting the edges of the parchment paper up. Sprinkle shaved Parmesan cheese across the top, followed by sliced fresh basil and red pepper flakes. Slice and serve!

Slow Cooker Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Storage Instructions

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Slow Cooker Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Crock Pot Deep Dish Pizza (Chicago Style)

Crock Pot Deep Dish Pizza (Chicago Style)

Yield: 1 pizza
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

This Crock Pot Deep Dish Pizza is made Chicago Style in the slow cooker, with cheese and sausage in the middle, and sauce on top.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pre-made pizza dough
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • ½ pound Italian sausage
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 ½ cup pizza or marinara sauce
  • ⅓ cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves, sliced for garnish
  • Red pepper flakes, optional for serving

Instructions

  1. Remove the Italian sausage from the casing. Over medium heat, ground up the sausage and cook until browned.
  2. Lay out a large sheet of parchment paper and roll out the pizza dough with a rolling pin until it resembles an oval shape a couple inches larger than the bottom of your slow cooker.
  3. Grab the edges of the parchment paper and lower the dough into the slow cooker.
  4. Spread the cheese across the top of the dough, followed by the ground sausage.
  5. Add the diced onions and pour the pizza sauce evenly over the top.
  6. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 6-8.
  7. Remove carefully from the slow cooker by lifting the edges of the parchment paper up.
  8. Sprinkle shaved Parmesan cheese across the top, followed by sliced fresh basil and red pepper flakes. Slice and serve!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 940Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 1981mgCarbohydrates: 90gFiber: 5gSugar: 10gProtein: 43g

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