Pizza Pot Pie

Pizza Pot Pie recipe– Copycat Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Pot Pie – super simple to make and super FUN to eat! Ramekins filled with mozzarella cheese, pizza toppings, and pizza sauce coved with pizza dough and baked. Flip the ramekins over to reveal a mini deep dish pizza. Easy to customize the ingredients! Such a fun twist to pizza night.

Originally published August 4, 2011

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Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Pot Pie

We eat pizza at least once a week, so I am always looking for ways to keep it interesting. I got this idea from a travel show I watched a few weeks ago. The show was featuring restaurants in Chicago. Chicago is well known for its deep-dish pizza, but the show was talking about a pizza pot pie from Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder. It looked really good. We aren’t going to Chicago anytime soon, so I decided to make an at-home version for dinner. The pizza turned out great! It was delicious and had a fun presentation!

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How to Make Pizza Pot Pie

These pot pies are super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Lightly spray four ramekins with cooking spray. Arrange three mozzarella cheese slices in the bottom and around the sides of the ramekin making sure they overlap. Add pizza toppings. Spoon pizza sauce over toppings. 

Open a can of pizza dough and cut it into 4 squares. Spray the outside of the ramekin with cooking spray and stretch dough across the top of the ramekin and let hang over the edge. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet. Brush the crust with melted butter or olive oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown. 

To serve, invert the ramekins on a plate and use a fork to carefully lift the ramekin off of the dough. Garnish the pizza with some fresh basil or parsley, if desired.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

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What to Serve with Pizza

These pot pies are a new family favorite! I love that everyone can customize the pie with their favorite toppings. We usually serve the pizza with a salad and some breadsticks. It is equally delicious with some garlic noodles. YUM! Give this recipe a try for your next pizza night. It is sure to be a hit with the whole family!

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Pizza Pot Pie

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Pizza Pot Pie recipe– Copycat Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Pot Pie – super simple to make and super FUN to eat! Ramekins filled with mozzarella cheese, pizza toppings, and pizza sauce coved with pizza dough and baked. Flip the ramekins over to reveal a mini deep dish pizza. Easy to customize the ingredients! Such a fun twist to pizza night.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (13.8-oz) can refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1 (15-oz) jar pizza sauce
  • 12 slices mozzarella cheese 3 per pizza
  • pizza toppings
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • cooking spray

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  • Remove pizza dough from the can and cut into 4 squares.
  • Coat the bottom of ramekins or oven-safe bowl with cooking spray. Arrange three mozzarella slices in the bottom and around the sides of the ramekin making sure they overlap. Add pizza toppings.
  • Ladle the sauce over the fillings just until the ramekin is almost full. Spray the outside of the ramekin with cooking spray, then stretch a round of dough across the top and let hang over the edge.
  • Place ramekins on a baking sheet. Brush pizza dough with melted butter and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until the dough is golden brown. Invert each pizza onto a plate and lift off the ramekin.

Notes:

  • I use Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough. Feel free to make your own pizza dough.
  • Fill the ramekin with your favorite pizza toppings:
    • Italian sausage
    • pepperoni
    • mushrooms
    • diced tomatoes
    • ground beef
    • green bell peppers
    • black olives
    • onions
    • garlic powder
    • parmesan cheese
  • Here is our recipe for homemade pizza sauce made with tomato sauce, garlic, onion, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/brownie-pan-pizza-with-homemade-pizza/
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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Comments

  1. The pizza restuarant in Chicago you are referring to is Geno's. There is a Geno's East and a West. It is well worth going while in the Windy City.

    1. No Stephanie is correct, it’s Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder. I live in Chicago and that is how they do it.

  2. Wow, I just came across these yesterday, and tried them! They were Delish!! The only thing I added was I brushed the crust with some melted butter and sprinkled some garlic powder on top, It gave the crust a nice touch… Thank you for these great, fast, delicious recipes… This a Keeper!

  3. You could even dust the unbaked top with cornmeal to give it more the feel of a Pizzeria Due (or Uno's) pizza.

  4. We have had pizza from that Chicago restaurant and it is amazing. This looks like a very similar "upside down pizza". Thanks!

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