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Chicago's Famous Pizza Pot Pie Recipe 

Everyone knows the Chicago deep dish pizza but I doubt many people have heard of their other famous pie... the Pizza Pot Pie. It’s nowhere near as widespread as the classic deep dish but it definitely has a cult following.  When I stumbled across a video of the pizza potpie from Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. I knew I needed to try and recreate it. 

First off what exactly is a pizza pot pie? Well, it’s a pizza in reverse that’s cooked in a bowl. However, we prefer to use an 8-in deep dish pizza pans instead of potentially staining or ruining a nice bowl. The sauce is also a little different; it’s essentially a meat sauce almost like a ragu or bolognaise. Very, different compared to a more traditional pizza sauce. The cheese, however, is what really makes this pizza famous. It stretches, it’s gooey and most important of all there is a lot of it.

Pizza Pot Pie Recipe

Pizza Pot Pie

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups of Ragu
  • 1 cup of roasted bell peppers sliced
  • ½ cup of sliced olives
  • 2/3 lbs of low moisture mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 1 portion of pizza dough
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter

Steps: 

Preheat your oven to 400F. Put the ragu in a pot and heat over medium heat. Meanwhile, brush melted butter on the inside of an 8in deep dish pizza pan saving the remaining butter. Line the inside of the pan with slices of mozzarella making sure to go up the sides of the pan as well. Sprinkle the cheese with the bell peppers and olives. When the ragu is hot, pour it into the pan. 

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Roll your pizza dough into 10-in wide circle. Carefully drape the dough over the top of the deep dish pan. Place the pan on a sheet tray and transfer to a 400F oven.  Cook the pizza pot pie for 20 minutes or until the crust becomes golden brown.

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Remove the pizza from the oven and brush the crust with the leftover butter. Place a plate on top of the crust and using a pair of kitchen gloves hold the plate and the pan and flip over so the plate is down and the bottom of the pan is facing up. Use a spoon to gently loosen the crust all the way around the outside of the pan. Remove the pan and serve.

Try It With Your Own Deep Dish Pan

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 Aluminum Deep Dish Pizza Pans 

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This week’s PIZZA OF THE WEEK is made by Andrea @cellarandsalt - She made an amazing looking pie with the Stovetop pizza oven, great work! 

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Thanks so much to everyone else submitting pizzas! I see you, keep baking it looks delicious! 

If you tried out the BAR PIZZA I would love to see on Instagram @_pizzacraft  or #pizzacraft. Next time we will choose our favorite pizza to feature right here on the blog!

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