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Deep Dish Pizza: Where To Get Your Fix In Chicago & Beyond


Although deep dish pizza is a native Chicago creation, those super thick, piping hot pies are popular across the nation. Here's where to find the best of the best. 

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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Chicago, IL

Arguably the best deep dish pizza in Chicago (also self-proclaimed), Lou Malnati's is a veritable institution and has been since its founding in 1971. The traditional "pies" are made with a thin layer of pizza dough baked in a deep, round pizza pan all the way up the sides and topped with thick slices of mozzarella, layers of sausage, onions, mushrooms and chunky tomato sauce. 

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  • Pizza Dough (homemade or store bought)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Pizza sauce
  • Cured ham, shredded
  • 4 eggs
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh basil


  1. Roll out the dough
  2. Use a small bowl to cut the dough into rounds
  3. Add shredded cheese
  4. Place in oven on an oven tray afr 10 min at 355°F
  5. Put each dough round into a ramekin
  6. Add 1 tbsp pizza sauce, a handful of shredded cured ham 
  7. Break an egg into each pizza
  8. Top with sliced cherry tomatoes and a basil leaf
  9. Place in oven for another 15 mins at 355°F
  10. Garnish with parsley and a pinch of pepper
  11. Serve and enjoy!

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