Detroit Style Cheese Pizza is a cheesy and delicious dish that is sure to WOW everyone.

We are starting a new week of Bake-a-thon today and this week, it is going to be all about Pizza. I think I have had enough sweet pumpkin treats last week, so for a change it’s going to be everyone’s favorite Pizza this week. So for the first day I made this absolutely cheesy and delicious Detroit Style Cheese Pizza.

Who doesn’t like pizza?? My picky 5 year old also likes it too and that is something to say because she says she doesn’t like cheese (???). I don’t even know where she came from sometimes. My son and I, on the other hand, eat cheese like there is no tomorrow 🙂 So when she says, she liked this Detroit style cheese pizza — it is a BIG deal.I have quite a few pizza recipes on the blog already. But I don’t think there are too many pizza recipes, ever. I had this Detroit style pizza pinned from Joy the Baker site a while back. This pizza is slightly different from both New York style and Chicago style pizzas. The crust is thick and chewy, topped with a sweet tomato sauce and lots of ooey-gooey cheese.Traditionally Detroit brick cheese and grated mozzarella are used on this pizza. I didn’t have the brick cheese, so I used pepper jack cheese instead. You can also use monterey jack or muenster cheeses as substitute.

After baking, the cheese melts and forms a delicious golden brown crust on top. Chewy crust, delicious tomato sauce and cheese — what else would you want from a pizza. Go ahwad — bake this and enjoy!! Serve with a side salad — so you don’t feel guilty for eating that much cheese. I served a simple massaged kale & white bean salad (recipe courtesy Minimalist Baker).


This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2017

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Detroit Style Cheese Pizza
Detroit Style Cheese Pizza
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Detroit Style Cheese Pizza is a cheesy and delicious dish that is sure to WOW everyone. Chewy crust, yummy tomato sauce and cheesy top -- perfect pizza for any time of the day!!
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 90 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 90 minutes
Detroit Style Cheese Pizza
Detroit Style Cheese Pizza
Yum
Print Recipe
Detroit Style Cheese Pizza is a cheesy and delicious dish that is sure to WOW everyone. Chewy crust, yummy tomato sauce and cheesy top -- perfect pizza for any time of the day!!
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 90 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 90 minutes
Ingredients
For the Crust:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup White Wholewheat flour
  • ½ tsp Instant Yeast
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup Warm Water
For the Tomato Sauce:
  • 2 cups Tomato puree
  • 1 Garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 tsp Ground Oregano
  • 1 tsp Ground Basil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • To taste Salt Pepper
Other Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 1 cup Pepper jack cheese (Monterey Jack/ Muenster/ Detroit Brick cheese), grated
  • Pinch of Dried Oregano
Servings: Servings
Instructions
Prep the Dough:
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the crust in a mixing bowl. Mix and knead to form a soft, pliable dough. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover and set aside for 15~20 minutes.
  2. Lightly grease a 8" or 9" square baking pan. Line the bottom with parchment and grease it lightly.
  3. Transfer the dough into the pan and spread it out in the bottom of the pan till the edges. Cover and let the dough rise until it is ½" thick.
Make the Sauce:
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the tomato sauce in small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a low simmer and cook for 10~15 minutes. Keep the sauce warm.
Make the Pizza:
  1. Preheat the oven with 450°F. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese along the edges of the pizza. Spoon sauce over the pizza and top it with the pepper jack and mozzarella cheeses. Bake for 15 minutes or until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is golden brown.
  2. Remove the pan from the oven. Use a knife to loosen the edges of the pizza and slide it onto a wire rack to cool slightly. Slice the pizza and serve with more tomato sauce on the top. Enjoy!!
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29 thoughts on “Detroit Style Cheese Pizza Recipe”

  1. Wow wow Pavani, you surely won my attention this week and I am going to be parked just here to read and drool over your pizzas, what a choice girl!..Btw reading about your lil one, I am surprised, guess kids are different sometimes..but then again if she loved this, I am sure it was simply too good, love how it looks…I have all those pizzas you mentioned planned to bake but never came about..now I will surely bake soon..:)

  2. This square pizza looks out of the world , the golden cheese looks radiant and the salad gives such a beautiful contrast to the pictures . All in all a beautiful , delicious pizza which I can gobble down even after eating a full fledged lunch .

  3. Am all for any variety of pizza . The elder one loves it and lil one doesn’t care for it, except when it’s classic margarita or topped simply with broccoli (yes!) . This is going to my bookmarks ! Gorgeous colour too:)

  4. It is same everywhere even my girls can have pizza anytime otherwise they are very picky eaters. Love this Detroit style of pizza and bookmarking it to try soon.

  5. wow pavani, love this!!! we guys have a pizza night every fortnight, all your ideas are going to be very useful!!
    Love this cheese pizza, just pat them on to pan, cheese it and bake!!! loving it!!!

  6. Wow loving this pizza , its so cheesilicious tempting my son is drooling and begging me to make this for his junk day this week, thanks for sharing the lovely recipe bookmarking it.

  7. That looks like a delicious pizza. And such lovely shots. Most kids love Cheese. But, some can be picky about it. Glad that your daughter liked it.

  8. Your pizza recipe looks really beautiful and delicious. My kids will be happy if do this with vegan cheese. Let me try this soon. Thank you!

  9. Have never been to Detroit but looking at the lovely cheesy golden bake, I am sure it tastes far more better than any restaurant style pizza. Love the wholewheat inclusion instead of APF and that nutritious kale salad on the side. Perfect meal with a bit of cheat and nutrition dose too!

  10. hahahha kids are like that Pavani, at my place kid’s choices are changing so often that now we don’t claim what they like or dislike. This pizza recipe looks very easy to me and making me think to make one. Moreoevr thanks for sharing this page. Looooooooot of baking here dear.

  11. hahaha..all children are same, mine is 24 and her eyes lit up when she hears the word about Pizza 🙂 Your’s has come out so well and sounds so delicious!

  12. Until a few months,my LO did not like cheese and the EO and I used to wonder how a person can be like this!Now he wants cheese sandwiches! Kids and their tastes are so hard to figure out!! And this pizza is treat to the taste buds and I am drooling over your pics as usual 🙂

  13. This looks Divine ! How could anyone keep themselves away from so much deliciousness ? This is indeed a unique Pizza recipe and I am saving it to try !

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