Chicago Style Pizza

Pizza Extravaganza Roundup Post

We just started our series on Chicago style pizza and why not kick it off with a celebration of all pizzas. Also, we are celebrating the 100th post on Ramshackle Pantry! YAY! That is right, we are at 100! I have already said it and will say it a few more times – Pizza is the perfect food. So, why not look at some recipes from around the web to get our mouths watering and our ovens in motion?

Smoky BBQ Chicken Pizza from The Rustic Foodie

I am a regular on Christine’s site and she is ALWAYS cooking up some great dishes. Pizza is one of my favorite foods and right below it somewhere is BBQ. All kinds of BBQ. Bringing BBQ flavors to the pizza pan is a fun way to change up a traditional pizza pie.

smoky bbq chicken pizza

Flammkuchen from Green Healthy Cooking

Flammkuchen, eh? In North Dakota (and Germany), we have this dessert called kuchen and it is freaking awesome. If flammkuchen is anywhere near as good as the kuchen I know, then I guess Lorena is right and the Italians better watch out! German pizza seems like an interesting take on a classic. Another thing I really appreciate about Lorena’s recipe is the simplicity. Like some really great Italian pizzas out there, simple and sparse ingredients can go a long way. Some of the best pizzas only have a few ingredients. Check this recipe out.

Two Flammkuchen on a cookie sheet

White Pizza with Pancetta, Cambozola and Pear from Slow The Cook Down

Fruit on pizza is underrated. If you can get a great fruit combined with an excellent cheese match, you can have one stellar pizza with a ton of flavor! Oh, and Betty adds bacon’s grown up cousin, Pancetta, to the mix to really pop that flavor. This is an excellent pizza.

White pizza with cambozola, pear, and pancetta on a pizza peel

 

Pizza alla Siciliana from Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Karen knows pizza. I can tell from this recipe. She constructs the sauce and the crust from scratch. And that sauce is legit. That she has her crust ingredient measurements down to grams always make me feel a bit more secure when it comes to baking because measurements can really matter when it comes to bread items. This is an excellent pizza recipe.

pizza alla siciliana

 

Calzone Pizza from Happy Foods Tube

It is a pizza… FOLDED IN HALF, AND TWICE AS TASTY!  Julia and Slim also link to some great crust and sauce recipes in this Calzone pizza. It is a fun trade up from traditional pizza and allows a person to get twice the calories in the same mouthful! 🙂 Seriously, check this recipe out.

A calzone

 

Fresh Tomato and Basil Pesto Pizza from The Organic Kitchen

Linda sums it up best in her first paragraph:

dough matters, using a stone matters and setting your oven at a really high temp matters

In fact, many think the dough is the most important part. I love her take on pizza and I also love the non-roundness of her pizza. When I am cooking a pizza in this style, I have long since given up working to make it perfectly round. To me, these not-perfect shapes are a sign of a real pizza.

The organic Kitchen pesto and tomato pizza being cut in half

Chicken Crust Pizza With Veggies from Berry & Maple

You saw that right. The crust is chicken! I love it. This low carb version of a classic pizza probably will make many of you swoon because of the carb savings. I, on the other hand, love all the carbs (please pass a donut) BUT think this looks super interesting and tasty.

chicken crust pizza sliced into 5 pieces

 

That about wraps up our roundup post on pizza. There were so many other pizza recipes out there, but these recipes and the photographs really stuck out to me. I would encourage you to visit those blogs and try out these recipes. Give me a follow on Pinterest, follow me on Instagram, and have a great day!

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32 Comments

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    Betty Davies
    January 9, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Some great pizza inspo here Ben! Thank you for including mine! Viva la Pizza!

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      Ben
      January 9, 2018 at 10:58 am

      Darn right viva la pizza!

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    Dannii
    January 9, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Oh these all look incredible. Pizza might just be my favourite food ever and there is so much choice here.

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      Ben
      January 9, 2018 at 10:58 am

      Pizza is definitely up there for me! Absolutely the longest running in my ‘top food items’ list.

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    Britt | Sweet Tea & Thyme
    January 9, 2018 at 11:23 am

    That barbecue chicken pizza is calling my name! Fantastic list, Ben.

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      Ben
      January 9, 2018 at 11:39 am

      Thanks! I am really looking forward to BBQ season to really start again up here in the upper midwest. Dang Winter gets in the way!

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    Jenn
    January 9, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Yum!! Love pizza night! So many good looking choices here!

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      Ben
      January 9, 2018 at 11:39 am

      Yes there is! And pizza is so veggie friendly, isn’t it?

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    Jeni @ Biscuits & Booze
    January 9, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Pizza is MY WEAKNESS. Seriously I love it and there are so many good ideas here. I am going to try all the veggie ones!

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    lisa
    January 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    We made homemade pizzas when my daughter came home from college over Christmas break. They’re so good. You’ve got a great selection here — is that chicken crust pizza a pounded out chicken breast?

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    Teri Stephens
    January 9, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Love this round up. Creative and yummy pizzas, I could literally never leave my house. 🙂

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    Karen
    January 9, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks so much for including my pizza, and thanks too for the kind words!

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      Ben
      January 9, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      Thanks for letting me include you!

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    Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy
    January 9, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    What a great roundup! All of these pizzas look so appetizing! Never though of additing smoked salmon to my pizza, must try next time!

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    Christine
    January 10, 2018 at 3:24 am

    Pizza is definitely a perfect food and you’ve got a great variety here – Thanks so much for including my recipe and for the kind words!

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    Monica Le
    January 10, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    oh this Pizza looks so delicious… wish I had some right now!

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    Dominique | Perchance to Cook
    January 10, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Ok, now I officially NEED pizza tonight. That BBQ chicken pizza is calling my name. YUM

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    Patti
    January 11, 2018 at 1:28 am

    This is an amazing collection of pizza recipes. I particularly like the one with the chicken crust. It’s a great way to cut carbs. I was wondering, though. Do you think my husband would leave me if I made one of these every night for the next week until I worked my way through all of these recipes? They all look amazingly delicious.

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    Paige
    January 12, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Great round-up – everything here looks great, I’d definitely eat any one of these!

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    Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
    January 12, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    What a round up! I can’t get enough pizza recipes 🙂

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    Jenni LeBaron
    January 13, 2018 at 10:36 am

    This is a great roundup! Being a low-carb eater, I love meat crusts so the chicken crust pizza is definitely my jam. I’m interested in the Flammkuchen though for those times when I’m feeling a little extra carby. Looks right up my alley!

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    Jeff the Chef
    January 13, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Each one of these looks delicious!

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    Cleo @ journey to the Garden
    January 13, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    I love the idea of pear on pizza! this looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it.

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    Helene
    January 14, 2018 at 6:02 am

    I haven’t made a white pizza in ages. Actually it’s called something else in Alsace (region in France) and in the western parts of Switzerland. That’s how I got to know about these white pizzas and they are seriously addictive!!

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    Kate
    January 14, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Oh man, I will always have a soft spot for pizza! You got me in the mood to make pizza for dinner tonight!

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    Christine
    January 14, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    These look absolutely delicious! I’m a pretty big fan of pizza, so this is right up my alley. Can’t wait to try some of these!

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    Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade
    January 14, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I could seriously eat pizza every day! But my waistline thanks me that I don’t 🙂 These all look really delicious

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    lauren
    January 14, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Gimme a sec, I’m covered in drool. Pizza is my all time favorite food, especially thin crust like so many in your round up! That white pizza is going next on my list.

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    Tina
    January 14, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    I agree with Linda. The high oven temp really matters. I use a stone too, preheated in the oven. That might be important. Thanks for this great round-up!

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    Sara
    January 15, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    This is the tastiest round up ever!

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    monica
    January 15, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    I will going to try. I am so excited!

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