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Easy Deep-Dish Pizza

Recipes and photo courtesy of Sargento.


• 2 Tbsp. cornmeal
• 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
• 4 cups (16 oz.) Sargento® Fine Cut Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
• 1-1/2 lb. lean pork sausage
• 3 cans (14-1/2 oz. each) Italian or plum tomatoes, chopped and drained

• 1-1/2 tsp. dried oregano
• 1-1/2 tsp. fennel seeds, crushed
• 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms (optional)


1. Grease a 14×2-inch deep-dish pizza pan; sprinkle lightly with cornmeal. Roll bread dough to 16-inch circle on lightly floured surface. Press dough into bottom and 1 1/2-inches up sides of pan.

2. Sprinkle with 3 cups cheese; crumble sausage over cheese. Top with tomatoes, oregano, fennel, mushrooms, if desired, and remaining cheese.

3. Bake in preheated 500°F oven 5 minutes; reduce heat to 400°F and bake an additional 35 minutes or until crust is golden and sausage is cooked through.