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).
1cupPepper jack cheese (Monterey Jack/ Muenster/ Detroit Brick cheese), grated
Pinch ofDried Oregano
Prep the Dough:
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.
Lightly grease a 8" or 9" square baking pan. Line the bottom with parchment and grease it lightly.
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:
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:
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.
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!!