When thinking of pizza, America might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, it is by far the number one place for every aficionado to pig out on a wide variety of different kinds of za. Since its introduction to the US by Italian immigrants in the late 19th century, pizza has steadily grown in popularity, and is by now considered a staple of American cuisine. The original Neapolitan pizza remains a universally loved and cherished dish; however, every region boasts its own unique recipe, which sometimes strays from what is considered to be the real deal. While New York-style pizza, with its thin, flexible crust and southern Italian-style marinara sauce, comes closest to the original, Chicago-style pizza stands in a category of its own. Also known as Chicago deep dish pizza, it doubles down on everything: a thick pie-like crust serves as a foundation for copious amounts of chunky tomato sauce, cheese and other toppings such as onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms. Sound like something you might enjoy? Then check out our recipe for mini deep dish pizzas that you can find in this video!