Comfort foods like pizza and pot pie are delicious on their own, but combine the two and you create one mega indulgence that you just have to see—and taste—to believe. That’s just what Chicago restaurant Chicago Pizza And Oven Grinder Co. did in 1972, creating its Pizza Pot Pie, which merges the cheesy sauciness of a pizza with the enclosed ooey-gooeyness of a chicken pot pie. And Chicagoans have been lining up in droves for this decadent dish ever since.
Just look at this baby…
Does this look like something that you have to try—immediately? Well we have good news. You don’t have to hop a flight to Chicago (have you met Chicago winters?), because, lucky for you, the Food Network has developed the perfect Pizza Pot Pie recipe you can make at home.
The Food Network’s version is made using store-bought pizza dough, Italian sausage, marinara and sliced Havarti cheese. Although the end product may make you think this recipe is over your head, it’s actually not at all complicated, and takes just over two total hours to make—including preparing the dough. We promise that even if you’re a total novice in the kitchen, you can handle this. You just need a ramekin, food processor and an oven—no other fancy gadgets required.
If you love the idea of a warming pot pie in the winter, but aren’t a fan of the old-fashioned classic chicken filling, this one is definitely for you. Chicago Pizza and Over Grinder Co. also offers a vegetarian version of their famous pot pie and you can easily leave the meat out of the Food Network recipe to make your at-home version vegetarian friendly too. Ready to get cooking? Get the full recipe from the Food Network, but don’t blame us if after you try this pot pie, a regular pizza pie just doesn’t cut it anymore.