Prepare dough according to this cornmeal pizza dough recipe. This can be done ahead of time. If you let dough rise overnight in the refrigerator, be sure to let dough come to room temperature.
Grease two 9-inch pie pans with olive oil. Divide room temperature dough into halves. Press each half of dough into one pie pan. Spread the dough evenly across the bottom of the pan. Cover with a wet towel or saran wrap and let rest 10 to 15 minutes.
Press dough up along the sides of the pie pan. Cover again, and let rest an additional 10 minutes.
Heat oven to 425°F.
When dough has rested for the second time, bake in the oven for 10 minutes until lightly golden.
While the crust is baking, shred the mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.
Remove crust from the oven. Spoon 1 1/2 cups of chili into a pizza crust. Sprinkle with half the mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Repeat with other pizza crust.
Return pizzas to oven and bake 20 to 25 more minutes until crust is golden and crisp.
Let cool 3 to 5 minutes. Then remove pizzas from pie pans. Cut and serve with sour cream, cilantro, avocado, or toppings as desired.
Cornmeal crust dough recipe from Martha Stewart
This chili pizza was made with leftover vegetarian chili but you could also use Amy’s chili. I usually add a bit of garlic powder to my pizza crust for an extra hit of flavor. You could also use pre made dough but I definitely recommend this cornmeal crust pizza dough.
Use your favorite vegan chili and omit the cheese in this chili pizza.
Give a gluten-free crust a try! Use your favorite premade gluten free pizza dough or make your own with this mix from Bob’s Red Mill (<-affiliate). If you make your own, try adding gluten-free cornmeal.
You can easily use your favorite meat chili in this deep dish chili pizza recipe.
Have some extra vegetables? Shredded kale or collards would be a great addition to this chili pizza. Diced carrots, caramelized onions, or diced summer squash would be great too! Mix in your veggies with the chili before baking the chili pizza.
I used my leftover vegetarian chili for this chili pizza but you could use any chili.