Use a cast-iron skillet and a super-hot oven to mimic the crispy crust exterior of a Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza. Layer the spicy sausage rounds first then pile on the creamy mozzarella and tangy marinara. It will be hard to stop at just one thick, rich slice of pie.
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Grease the inside of a 12-inch cast-iron skillet with the butter. Place the pizza dough in the center and spread evenly towards the bottom edge and 1 1/2 inches up the sides.
The order of topping layers is very important to achieving a crisp bottom pizza crust. Begin with the sausage. Evenly lay the sausage on the dough, followed by the mozzarella and marinara. Sprinkle the garlic and oregano on top. Finish with the Parmesan and drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil.
Place the skillet pizza on the bottom rack of the oven and cook until the edge of the crust is golden brown and crusty, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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