Detroit Style Pizza

Today is National Detroit style pizza. Created in 1946 by Buddy’s Rendezvous, these delicious pizzas were made in blue steel automotive drip pans. The cheese drips under the deep dish crust and forms a brown, crispy, cheese crust unlike any other pizza you’ve had. We are sold on this one!!

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Here’s how you do it:

Start with the crust. There are a lot of great Detroit pizza crust recipes out there, but I’m lazy (hence the lazy gastronome). I used a premade crust from Trader Joe. It’s easy to work with and delicious. Since I don’t (yet) have a Detroit pizza pan, I used a large glass baking dish.

Spread the crust out on the bottom of the pan,

then cover with a damp towel and let it rise for a couple of hours. (It may not rise a lot)

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Next, preheat the oven to 450 degrees, then top the crust with the cubed cheeses.

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The sauce goes on in strips. Spread them across the pan, over the cheese in vertical lines.

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The pepperoni comes next. I like to use pepperoni “cups”. They curl up and get really crispy around the edges.

Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. When it’s done the edges will look slightly burned and the top brown and bubbling!

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 to 10 minutes before cutting.

After some cooling time, cut the pizza into squares and serve.

Check out the bottom,

and the big, fluffy crust –

then take a big, delicious bite!! Yum!

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5 from 8 votes
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Detroit Style Pizza

Invented in Detroit in 1946, this crispy deep dish pizza is cheesy and delicious~

Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course, main dish
Cuisine: American, detroit, Italian, Michigan
Keyword: deep dish, detroit, mozzarella, pepperoni, pizza, provolone
Servings: 4 servings
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup cubed provolone cheese
  • 12 oz pizza sauce
  • 2-3 oz pepperoni cups (or regular pepperoni)
Instructions
  1. Start with the crust. Spread it out on the bottom of the pan, then cover with a damp towel and let it rise for a couple of hours. (it won't rise a lot)

  2. Next, preheat the oven to 450 degrees, then top the crust with the cubed cheeses.

  3. The sauce goes on in strips. Spread them across the pan, over the cheese in vertical lines.

  4. The pepperoni comes next. I like to use pepperoni "cups". They curl up and get really crispy around the edges.

  5. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. When it's done the edges will look slightly burned and the top brown and bubbling!

  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 to 10 minutes before cutting.

  7. After some cooling time, cut the pizza into squares and serve.

  8. Check out the bottom of the crust, then take a big, delicious bite!! Yum!

Recipe Notes

 

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11 Responses to Detroit Style Pizza

  1. Jenna says:

    This looks and sounds so good Helen! I love that it bakes in a casserole dish…I must try the Trader Joe’s crust, thank you!

    • HelenFern says:

      It was so good we don’t want any other kind of pizza again!! Thank for stopping by. And Trader Joe has two crusts (over by the cheeses). The plain one I used here and a garlic herb one that is so good – almost like pizza on breadsticks!!

  2. Miz Helen says:

    5 stars
    Your pizza looks delicious, makes me want a bite right now! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday, 594 and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

    • HelenFern says:

      Thanks Helen – We’re hooked. Only want Detroit pizza!!! LOL – thanks for hosting the party and thanks for stopping by.

  3. Lilly says:

    5 stars
    This pizza is delish! Thanks for the recipe

  4. 5 stars
    Looks like a delicious recipe. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Maretha says:

    5 stars
    Oooh this looks divine! Can’t go wrong with two types of cheese on pizza. This is on the menu for the weekend in our house

  6. Andrea says:

    5 stars
    this pizza is truly something special! so good!

  7. Swathi says:

    5 stars
    This detriot style pizza looks delicious perfect treat.

  8. nancy says:

    5 stars
    We are craving a deep dish pizza and came across this yummy recipe. thanks

  9. Addie says:

    5 stars
    Wow so yummy!

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