About the Pizza
Baking and Reheating Instructions | Nutritional Information
Chicago style deep-dish pizza is the heartiest of the pizza varieties and typically eaten with a knife and fork. The dough is patted out by hand and raised up high on the sides of a seasoned deep-dish pizza pan. True Chicago style pizza actually has a rather thin crust that compliments the delicious toppings.
The order the ingredients are placed on a Chicago style deep-dish pizza is “backwards” from a thin crust pizza. Chicago style deep-dish pizza is made with slices of mozzarella cheese that are placed directly on the dough. Then additional ingredients like mushrooms, onions and sausage are spread on top of the cheese. The pizza is then topped with a fresh tomato sauce made with whole chunks of pear and plum tomatoes and topped off with a sprinkling of cheese and spices.
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So, What's So Special About Lou Malnati's
Lou Malnati's Pizzerias have stayed true to the original Chicago style deep dish pizza recipe that Grandpa Malnati helped create in 1943 at Chicago's first deep dish pizzeria. The Malnati family uses only the freshest and finest ingredients available. The secret recipe for the flaky, buttery crust and exclusive sausage blend is unmatched in flavor and taste. The tomato sauce is so crucial to the making of a great Lou Malnati's pizza that each year a team from Malnati’s goes to California and meets personally with the tomato growers. The finest vine ripened plum tomatoes are then blended and canned exclusively for Lou Malnati's use.
Why Can't They Make Real Chicago Style Pizza
Outside of Chicago?
Rick Malnati swears the true secret is in the water! "Only Chicago's finest Lake Michigan water can produce a truly delicious Chicago style deep dish pizza crust!"