10 Most Popular American Pizzas

Grilled Pizza

This variety of pizza is made by placing the stretched dough on the grates over hot coals, cooking it one side, flipping the dough, and topping it in reverse – cheese first, sauce second.

Stuffed Pizza

Stuffed pizza is an American pizza that started its way to popularity in Chicago a bit later than the deep-dish pizza, with which it shares many similarities.

Chicago Thin Crust Pizza

Apart from the crispy, almost cracker-thin crust, this Chicago-style pizza features a heavily herbed, zesty tomato sauce and generous amounts of shredded mozzarella. 

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California-Style Pizza

Invented at the same time in 1980 by Ed LaDou and the chefs at the famous restaurant Chez Panisse, this type of pizza is characterized by combining New York and Italian thin crust with unique and unusual topping combinations. 

Greek-Style Pizza

Greek pizza was created by Greek immigrants in Boston, in the late 1960s. It is characterized by its thick, wettish dough, greasy cheese, and tomato sauce with a strong taste of oregano.

Stromboli

Somewhat similar to a calzone, the American stromboli is a savory type of turnover filled with classic pizza ingredients: mozzarella or other types of cheese, Italian meats like salami, pepperoni, bresaola.

Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

Shortly after, in 1943, their descendants, Ike Sewell and Ric Riccardo had opened Pizzeria Uno in Chicago, serving a new variety of pizza in a deeper dish, with inverted layers of cheese, meat, and tomatoes, and a crunchy crust.

Sicilian Pizza

In the United States, Sicilian pizza denotes a thick, square-shaped dough topped with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce. The sauce is often placed on top of the cheese in order for the crust to be well-cooked.

New York-Style Pizza

New York-style pizza is a large, thin-crusted pizza that evolved from the classic Neapolitan-style pizza, brought to New York City by Italian immigrants during the early 1900s.

Pepperoni Pizza

Pepperoni pizza is an American pizza variety which includes one of the country's most beloved toppings. 

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