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Traditional Chicago Style Pizzas

Updated on February 19, 2008
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Whitney loves baking, grilling, smoking and cooking just about anything anyway.

Chicago Pizza

A true Chicago style pizza has a very unique style. It is a very deep dish style pizza with tons of cheese and a chunky tomato sauce.

But, what's the point in having a huge, thick, deep dish pizza? I mean you can bare get your mouth around it. Well, what point is there in any pizza? To eat and enjoy. So, that's what you do with a Chicago style pizza. You eat and enjoy. But, this pizza needs fork... And definitely a napkin or two...

There are actually different styles of Chicago pizza, although, yes the traditional pizza is the deep- dish, they still have their pan pizza, thin crust pizza, and stuffed pizza, to choose from.

The Deep Dish Pizza

This Chicago pizza starts with a very thick layer of dough which is laid into a deep round pan. Parbaked before the toppings are added, the dough is given an interesting twist. But, anyway, you then add a layer of cheeses, meats (usually Italian sausage and peperoni), vegetables if you choose (usually onions and bell peppers are added), and then the sauce is added. The sauce for a Chicago pizza is made of crushed and pureed tomatoes. Before you through the pizza into the oven to cook, you will want to put more cheese on top of the sauce.

When the pizza is finally finished, you've used about a pound of cheese, of course varying on the size of your pizza. But, for the most part, a family sized deep- dish will call for nearly a pound of cheese.

This gooey pizza must be eating with a fork, because there's just no way that you'll manage to pick it up and eat it like a thin crust pizza.

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

The Thin Crust Pizza

Chicago, also, makes a nice thin crust pizza that is still unique from your everyday frozen thin- crust or your delivered Pizza Hut pizza. This pizza is often referred to as a flat pizza, and unlike the New York thin- crust pizza, the dough is both crunchy and doughy.

After flattening the curst, you would generally top it with a decent amount of Italian tomato sauce, which usually doesn't have any visible chunks of tomatoes and is heavily spiced with herbs. Then, you'd layer the toppings, whether they be meat or vegetable, and then the mozzarella cheese.

The Stuffed Pizza

Stuffed pizzas are tall like the deep- dish pizza and really looks no different than the deep- dish. But, as soon as you cut open the stuffed pizza, you see the difference. This pizza tends to have much more toppings with a thin layer of dough, that surrounds the top, bottom, and sides, of the pizza. Most stuffed pizzas have a thin layer of sauce on top of the covering dough.

These stuffed pizzas sound similar to a calzone, except a calzone is on a much smaller level than this over- stuffed, extremely large pizza.

Giordano's Deep Dish Chicago Pizza

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    • zimsabre profile image

      zimsabre 

      7 years ago

      Now that's what I call a deep dish pizza!

    • MrSpock profile image

      MrSpock 

      8 years ago

      Mr Spock can appreciate a deep dish pizza. It can be quite stimulating.

    • Whitney05 profile imageAUTHOR

      Whitney 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      I'm sorry to hear that. I didn't realize that you had wrote about chicago pizzas already. It kinda of went with my chicago food thing I was trying to do. I was going to do chicago hot dogs, too, but I saw your comments first. And saw that you had one of those already written, too. :-(

    • gamergirl profile image

      Kiz 

      10 years ago from Antioch, TN

      Yeah, I already posted on the forums about it.

      I've spent the first days of the contest trying to write about things that nobody else in the contest has written about, and then once I do, other people write about the same things I did, and still get points for it.

      It's unfair, and though all the hubs are good, I don't think that it's right.

      Left a bunch of fan clubs today.

      Not a good day for me on Hubpages. :(

    • Whitney05 profile imageAUTHOR

      Whitney 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      No don't quit! :-(

    • gamergirl profile image

      Kiz 

      10 years ago from Antioch, TN

      Will do. I'm quitting the contest.

    • Whitney05 profile imageAUTHOR

      Whitney 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Hey now! You get off mine! ;-)

    • gamergirl profile image

      Kiz 

      10 years ago from Antioch, TN

      Wow!! This hub is just like my pizza hub!

      Whitney, get off my brain cell!

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