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Stuffed Pizza: Why Suparossa is Perfected in Chicago?


Are you planning a game night with friends, celebrating a special occasion, or simply looking for a hearty and delicious meal? Look no further than Suparossa’s stuffed pizza! This iconic Chicago eatery elevates the art of stuffed pizza to new heights, offering a flavor and texture experience that will leave you wanting more.

In this article, we'll delve into the world of stuffed pizza, specifically the Chicago stuffed pizza tradition. We'll explore what makes Suparossa's version so special, from our homemade stuffed pizza crust to our unique blend of cheeses and creative toppings.

So, buckle up, pizza enthusiasts! We're about to embark on a delicious journey to discover what stuffed pizza is, history and why Suparossa reigns supreme in the realm of cheese stuffed pizza and the Chicago deep dish experience.

What Is Stuffed Pizza?

Stuffed pizza is a deep-dish pizza variation originating in Chicago, Illinois. Unlike regular pizza with a single layer of crust, cheese, and toppings, stuffed pizza boasts a double-layered crust that encases a generous amount of cheese, sauce, and other fillings. This creates a thick and hearty pizza experience, perfect for those who love a cheesy and filling meal.

The Birthplace of Stuffed Pizza: A Windy City Tradition Unearthed

The story of stuffed pizza, a Chicago deep-dish legend, is shrouded in a delicious mystery. While its exact origin remains debated, most agree it emerged in the early 1970s within the vibrant culinary scene of Windy City. Two Chicago pizzerias, Nancy's and Giordano's, both stake their claim as the birthplace of this cheesy masterpiece.

A Tale of Two Pizzerias:

  • Nancy's Pizza: This family-run pizzeria, established in 1974, credits Rocco Palese with the invention. Palese, a Chicago immigrant, is said to have drawn inspiration from his mother's recipe for scarcedda, an Italian Easter pie.

  • Giordano's Pizzeria: The Boglio brothers, founders of Giordano's established in 1971, tell a different story. They claim their experimentation with deep-dish pizza led to the creation of stuffed pizza.

Beyond the Dispute:

Regardless of who gets the official inventor title, one thing is certain: stuffed pizza quickly captured the hearts (and stomachs) of Chicagoans. Its rich, layered construction, overflowing with cheese and toppings, became a signature deep-dish style, a testament to Chicago's innovative pizza culture.

How is Stuffed Pizza Different from Deep Dish Pizza?

While often used interchangeably, there are subtle differences between stuffed pizza and deep-dish pizza. Here's a quick breakdown:

  • Crust: Stuffed pizza typically has a thicker crust than deep-dish, with two layers encasing the fillings. Deep-dish pizza may have a slightly thinner crust that rises high along the sides of the pan.

  • Cheese: Stuffed pizza is known for its extreme cheesiness, often placed in layers throughout the fillings. Deep-dish pizza may have a more moderate amount of cheese.

  • Toppings: Both styles can have a variety of toppings, but stuffed pizza often prioritises a rich and meaty filling due to the deep space available.

A Slice of Chicago History: Unveiling Suparossa's Award-Winning Stuffed Pizza

Suparossa isn't just another pizzeria; it's Chicago's best restaurant. We've been serving delicious Italian fare in this city for over four decades, and our customers keep coming back for our commitment to fresh ingredients and traditional recipes. It's not just about the food, though. Stepping into Suparossa is like taking a trip to a cozy Italian trattoria. The warm aroma of garlic and herbs fills the air, and the friendly buzz of satisfied diners creates a welcoming atmosphere.

A Deep Dive into Chicago's Deep-Dish Legacy

Chicago's food scene is legendary, and pizza reigns supreme. Deep-dish pizza, with its thick, buttery crust overflowing with cheese and all your favorite toppings, is a must-try experience for any visitor. Suparossa goes beyond the classic deep-dish, offering pan pizzas and our award-winning stuffed pizza - a decadent variation that boasts an extra layer of crust for an even more satisfying experience. Whether you're a fan of the classic Italian sausage, crave the spicy kick of pepperoni, or prefer the fresh taste of spinach, our pizzas are guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds.

Suparossa: Where Tradition Meets Innovation

We take immense pride in crafting the perfect pizzas. We use house-made Italian sausage, slow-simmered tomato sauce made with vine-ripened tomatoes, and a generous amount of high-quality cheese. Our dedication to quality and innovation recently earned Suparossa the coveted title of "Best Stuffed Pizza in Chicago" by Steve Dolinsky, a renowned local food reporter, in his book Pizza City, USA. This award is a badge of honor that reflects our commitment to creating exceptional pizzas that honor Chicago's deep-dish legacy while incorporating fresh ideas.

When it comes to stuffed pizza, we don't just replicate; we elevate. Our take on this Chicago classic is a celebration of the deep-dish tradition, but with some unique twists:

  • The Art of the Crust: Our signature crust is a masterpiece. Imagine a buttery, flaky exterior that gives way to a delightfully crisp base. It's a sturdy foundation that cradles the fillings without being overbearing. The double-layered crust is a testament to our dedication to the deep-dish style, ensuring a satisfying bite and a perfect vessel for the cheesy goodness within.

  • A Symphony of Cheese: Cheese is the star of the show at Suparossa. We use a special blend that melts beautifully and creates a symphony of textures and flavors in every bite. For the ultimate cheese lover, we even offer a cheese-stuffed crust option, taking the indulgence to a whole new level.

  • Flavorful Fillings Beyond Compare: We offer classic options like the "Chicago Classic" with a traditional mix of sausage, vegetables, and chunky tomato sauce, but we also have something for adventurous palates. We don't shy away from experimentation, always using fresh, high-quality ingredients.

Unveil the Suparossa Difference

Looking to expand your culinary horizons beyond pizza? Our comprehensive menu boasts a variety of delectable Italian dishes, from pastas and appetizers to mouthwatering desserts. Visit our website to browse our menu and discover the Suparossa difference for yourself. Craving a taste of Chicago right now? Order online for delivery or pickup and savor the award-winning flavors of Suparossa from the comfort of your home.

Homemade Stuffed Pizza: How to Make It?

While experiencing Suparossa's masterpiece is an unparalleled delight, there's something undeniably satisfying about creating your own stuffed pizza at home. Here's a roadmap to guide you through the process to recipe of stuffed pizza:

Gather Your Ingredients:

  • Deep-dish dough (homemade or store-bought)

  • Shredded mozzarella, provolone, and parmesan cheese

  • Pizza toppings of your choice (sausage, pepperoni, veggies)

  • Deep-dish baking pan, rolling pin, knife, cooking spray

Assemble and Bake:

  1. Prepare your dough (or thaw store-bought dough).

  2. Roll out the dough and press it into a greased deep-dish pan.

  3. Layer cheese, then fillings, then more cheese.

  4. Create a top crust from remaining dough, pinching to seal.

  5. Bake at 425°F (220°C) for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly.

Tips: Don't overfill, be patient, and let cool before slicing.

Remember, creating stuffed pizza at home is a fun and rewarding experience. Don't be afraid to experiment with flavors and techniques, and most importantly, have fun!

The Deep Dish Dream: A Slice of Chicago Awaits

Stuffed pizza isn't just a meal; it's an experience. It's a celebration of Chicago's rich culinary heritage, a testament to the city's love for bold flavors and hearty portions. Whether you choose to recreate this masterpiece at home or indulge in Suparossa's award-winning version, one thing's for sure: the journey into the world of stuffed pizza promises an explosion of taste and a delightful journey for your taste buds. So, gather your friends and family, grab a fork (or maybe a spoon!), and prepare to dive into a slice of Chicago history. The deep dish dream awaits!

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