3 Must-Try Pizzas For National Pizza Month

Chicago Style Pizza
Updated: 09/12/2022
Pizza comes in so many different shapes and styles. And with October being National pizza month, it is time to try them all! Celebrate the history and development of pizza by tasting all the various styles of pizza. Who knows? Maybe you should even give pineapple pizza a try. After all, the Californians like it!
1. Neapolitan
If you are a pizza aficionado, you know Neapolitan pizza is a must-have! Neapolitan pizzas are the original pizza, and they were first created in Naples, Italy hence the name. This pizza consists of a light and fluffy dough with an acidic tomato sauce and a light topping of mozzarella cheese. A traditional Neapolitan pizza is either a pizza marinara, which has tomato sauce, garlic, oregano, and extra virgin olive oil, or the pizza Margherita. The Margherita is similar to the marinara but has small pieces of sliced mozzarella cheese.
2. Sicilian Pizza
Sicilian pizza is another traditional Italian pizza, and it originated in western Sicily. This pizza is made with thick and dense bread and topped with a tomato sauce made with anchovies, cheese, and various toppings. Sicilian pizza is rectangular in shape and cut into squares, which makes it similar to Detroit-style pizza. But an important difference is the layering of the cheese. Detroit-style pizza has sauce over the cheese, while Sicilian pizza is built like a traditional pizza.
3. Chicago Pizza
Chicago-style pizza (pictured) is a deep-dish pizza that was invented in 1943. This pizza looks similar to an actual pie. It has a deep crust; the first layer consists of cheese, and then the toppings are added on top of the cheese. The deep dish pizza is then smothered with tomato sauce and baked. This style of pizza is crispy, thick, and filling.
Pizza Food Safety
Everyone loves leftover pizza, but before snacking on some cold pizza, it is important to know the proper food safety. Leaving your pizza out for too long can cause bacteria to grow and cause you to get sick. The USDA recommends throwing away your leftover pizza if it has been left out at room temperature for over two hours.
Another important step for food safety is to refrain from using your bare hands when making and serving pizza. To learn more about food handling safety, check out our ANSI-accredited courses and get certified as a safe food handler.
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