Here is a small bit of background on me, I am originally from Illinois. I grew up right outside of Chicago for the first 18 years of my life. Polish sausage, Italian roast beef sandwiches, and of course the classic deep dish pizza are all icon foods from my beloved big city.
A few weeks ago, the husband and I were having a discussion about pizzas. Don’t ask why we were talking about dull topic as pizza. I think we love it that much. Anyways, the husband mentioned that he had never eaten authentic Chicago style deep dish pizza. And I couldn’t believe that I had never made it for him. I have made many different kinds of pizzas; maple leek pulled pork pizza, pear and bacon arugula pizza, and even pizzas made with leftover turkey. All those amazing unique pizzas but never a deep dish pizza with Italian sausage, pepperoni, and vegetables.
Cost of this recipe.
This recipe makes two medium to large sized pizzas. I rounded up to $7.50 per pizza or about $15.00 for the entire recipe. The majority of cost comes from all the meats and cheeses that goes into these pizzas.
As a homesteader, my cost can’t be reduced too low because we don’t raise any of those meats and cheeses. The tomato sauce I use is grown and water bath canned but you can easily buy canned tomato sauce from the store.
This recipe, Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizzas, is an One Acre Vintage Homestead and Pumpkin Patch Mountain Homestead original recipe.