Everything You Need To Know About The Different Types Of Pizza Crusts

You’ve probably encountered several pizzas, but have you ever wondered how they’re classified? Whether you answer yes or no, this article will hold your interest until the conclusion.

When it comes to selecting a pizza, the fresh toppings are one of the crucial factors. Despite being hidden heroes, the foundation and crust are equally as crucial as the toppings. 

So today we’re going to shed a light on crusts and discuss the many varieties of crusts you may anticipate to encounter.

Types of Pizza Crusts

In general, pizzas are categorized according to their crust. Pizzas with the same dough are essentially the same, with the main differences being the toppings and sauces.

Several pizza styles are available worldwide, depending on the city or area you are in. While most people may not notice the dough and crust of a pizza, they are the cornerstone of making a good pizza. You may mould and shape your pizza dough and crust in various ways.

Usually, pizza crusts are broadly classified into three categories.

  • Stuffed Crust
  • Thin Crust
  • Thick Crust

Stuffed Crust Pizza

Thick Crust

Stuffed crust pizza is pizza with cheese (usually mozzarella) or other things added to the dough’s outer border. The filled crust pizza was popularized by Pizza Hut, which introduced it in 1995.

Stuffed pizza is pizza that has more cheese than regular pizza. We usually add tomato sauce to the topping before baking these pizzas. Furthermore, the crust of packed crust pizza is thicker due to the inclusion of items in the dough.

Thin Crust Pizza

thin crust pizza

Thin-crust pizza can refer to any pizza baked with exceptionally thin or flattened dough.

Thin crust pizza is any pizza prepared with thin or flattened dough and topped with a variety of rich toppings. The following are some of the most popular thin-crust pizzas:

Neapolitan Pizza

Neapolitan Pizza

Neapolitan pizza originated in Nepal’s Italy. It features a fragile dough crust that puffs up and delivers a wonderfully crispy and airy crust with simple and fresh toppings. 

Its dough is made with water, yeast, and salt and is occasionally baked in a wood-fired oven, which results in a crust that nearly tastes like a well-cooked pita bread.

New York Pizza

New York Pizza

The slices on this pizza are unusually huge and broad, with a thin crust. It has a flexible but crunchy crust that is adorned with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese (or any other extra topping). It frequently employs deck ovens, which cook at extremely high temperatures, giving it a distinct flavor.

St .Louis-styled Pizza

St .Louis-styled Pizza

This type of pizza has a particular flavor. It is the thinnest pizza available. The crush is so intense that it virtually crumbles apart like crackers.

It is similarly sliced into squares, but what distinguishes this pizza are the crazy toppings, which contain anything from heavy, distinctive sauces to regional cheese.

Brooklyn-styled Pizza

Brooklyn-styled Pizza

It’s lighter, with a thin crust and a sharper flavour, like an authentic New Yorker pizza. It’s thinner and crunchier, with various toppings to tempt your taste senses.

Flat Bread Pizza

Flat Bread Pizza

Flat bread pizza is a thin and flat pizza that does not require much yeast or rise time and is simple to handle and bake. It has its unique toppings and style, and is also known as Focaccia.

Thick Crust

A thick pizza crust consists of a thick, soft, fluffy base that is crisp. Some major thick-crust pizzas are:

Deep Dish Pizza

Deep Dish Pizza

Chicago is famous for its deep dish pizza, one of the giant pizzas available, weighing around 5 to 6 pounds for a large pie. It has a thick, crispy, and buttery dough. This horror comes with a plethora of toppings and tomato sauces. They are frequently placed on top of the toppings to keep the cheese from burning.

Traditional Pan Pizza

Traditional Pan Pizza

Traditional pan pizza rises high like deep dish pizza with no barrier. It tends to be crunchier on the exterior but mushy on the inside due to direct contact with frying pans or cast iron skillets. Because the dough takes up more area on the pizza, the crust is fluffier and spongier like bread.

Detroit-styled Pizza

Detroit-styled Pizza

This is a unique pizza type distinguished by its fluffy and crispy crust. It’s a pan pizza baked in a square cast iron skillet to get that distinct crispy crust. Because the cheese is baked chiefly, the deep inner sides of the crust are crunchy.

Sicilian Pizza

Sicilian Pizza

Unlike most pizzas made in Italy, this one was invented in the United States by an Italian immigrant in the early twentieth century. Because it appears so close to Detroit-style pizza, it may be considered a forerunner.

It has the tenderness and thickness of a pan pizza and the same crispiness. It’s also available as squares topped with cheese, pepperoni, and oregano. It’s an Italian style that’s been skillfully blended with American elements.

Stuffed Crust

Stuffed Crust

Its crust is generally filled with cheese or another thrilling sauce, which distinguishes it from all other pizzas with traditional crust. The crust is cheesy and delicious. So, if you’re tired of your dry crust pizzas, filled crust pizzas are the way to go.

What are the 5 types of crust at Domino’s?

Deep Pan: Thick, meaty, and delicious. 

This dough is not advised for pizzas with 8 or more toppings to guarantee the pizza is cooked to perfection.

Thin ‘n’ Crispy: Domino’s wafer thin foundation is crispy all the way through and maintains its crispness until the very last mouthful.

Dominos’ Classic Crust is even crisper on the exterior while remaining soft, light, and fluffy on the interior. 

It’s not as thick as Deep Pan, but it’s also not as thin as Thin ‘n’ Crispy.

Gluten Free Crust: A gluten-free crust for our gluten-free pals! Combine with a Gluten Free Pizza topping. And the additional cost is merely $2.99.

Cheesy Crust: A soft and stretchy cheese filled crust with a more flavorful cheddar flavor. Only $3.99 more

Final Thoughts on Different Types of Pizza Crust

The crust is the foundation of a pizza and is vital in determining the flavour of a great pizza. 

As a result, the pizza crust has its significance and delicacy.

Pizza crusts are classified into three types: thin crust, thick crust, and filled crust. 

Pizzas with the same crust are nearly identical.

I’ve explored a variety of pizza kinds depending on crust types, so you may pick your favourite and then add all the other toppings for a perfectly delectable dinner.

Please share your favourite crust kind in the comments section below. 

What other items do you use to enhance the flavour of your crust?

I am Chef Harunur Rashid Azim. I inherited my family's love of cooking at a young age. I graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in London, UK, with determination and passion to become a chef. Follow me on Twitter: @RashidIsChef, FB: Azim

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