16 Cheesy deep-dish pizza recipes that will melt your heart
Deep-dish pizza — also known as Chicago-style pizza — has a 3-inch-high crust to be able to hold the extra amount of cheese and other toppings.
Everyone loves pizza, and when you love pizza, you're either a thin crust pizza fan or a deep-dish pizza fan. The thin crust was made popular in New York City, and the deep-dish was made popular in Chicago. We've rounded up some delicious deep-dish pizza recipes you need to try making at home soon. Now go forth, and bake ridiculously cheesy pizzas.
1. Chicago deep-dish pizza recipe
Blog: Shugary Sweets
Chicago deep-dish pizza: This recipe is a great base to kick off making deep-dish pizza.
2. Thick crust pizza recipe
Blog: Life Tastes Good
This thick crust pizza recipe is the perfect recipe for game day eats.
3. Mini deep-dish pizzas recipe
Blog: Two Healthy Kitchens
Make these mini deep-dish pizzas as a party appetizer. They are little bites of pizza heaven.
4. Lou Malnati's Chicago classic deep-dish pizza recipe
Blog: Farm Fresh Feasts
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is a traditional spot in Chicago food culture, and Lou Malnati's Chicago classic deep-dish pizza is layered with a disc of sausage, lots of mozzarella and a chunky tomato sauce. This post really goes into the ins and outs of making this traditional pizza.
5. Deep-dish BBQ chicken-pineapple pizza recipe
Blog: Chelsea's Messy Apron
We're loving this deep-dish BBQ chicken-pineapple pizza, that combines the savory flavors of barbecue with the sweet notes of fresh pineapple.
6. Copycat Pizza Hut sliders recipe
Blog: Clarks Condensed
Try these copycat Pizza Hut sliders if you're family loves Pizza Hut but you want to control what ingredients go into your pizza.
7. Deep-dish Chicago-style pizza recipe
Blog: Baked by Rachel
Another classic recipe for deep-dish Chicago-style pizza, this pizza pie is perfectly layered with amazing ingredients.
8. Deep-dish green tomato and goat cheese pizza recipe
Blog: Farm Fresh Feasts
A healthier version of the sausage and mozzarella cheese one, this deep-dish green tomato and goat cheese pizza is packed with delicious fresh produce.
9. Loaded baked potato pizza recipe
Blog: Nutmeg Nanny
Bake up this loaded baked potato pizza on a cast-iron pan for an extra-crispy pizza.
10. Mini deep-dish pizzas recipe
Blog: Damn Delicious
Take a bite out of these mini deep-dish pizzas. We know your kids will love them.
11. Deep-dish pizza recipe
Blog: Handle the Heat
Another classic recipe, this deep-dish pizza post breaks down how to make the dough step-by-step.
12. Low-carb deep-dish sausage pizza recipe
Blog: All Day I Dream about Food
This low-carb deep-dish sausage pizza is gluten-free but not missing any of the flavor.
13. Deep-dish pizza with Brussels sprouts and bacon recipe
Blog: Healthy Delicious
Brussels sprouts have found a great home in this deep-dish pizza with Brussels sprouts and bacon. You'll become a sprout lover once you take one bite.
14. Deep-dish spinach and tomato pizza recipe
Blog: Girl Versus Dough
This deep-dish spinach and tomato pizza is packed with delicious spinach to add a layer of flavor and healthiness to it.
15. Mini deep-dish polenta pizza pies recipe
Blog: Bev Cooks
Unlike the other pizzas in this roundup, these mini deep-dish polenta pizza pies are made with a base of polenta, making it a fun twist on a favorite.
16. How to make a deep-dish pizza
Last but not least, for those of you who have never attempted this culinary delight, here's a step-by-step tutorial showing you how to make a gloriously cheesy deep-dish pizza.