Deep dish pizza is a specialty dish that has lots of fans. One of the things that makes it so remarkable is that many people think they need to travel to Chicago to get it or find a pizzeria that makes it. However, it can be made right at home in the slow cooker, as in the recipe that follows. Don't just place pizza dough inside and add all the toppings, though. Deep dish pizza is special for a reason, and it's because there is a very specific way to create it if you want to get close to the real thing.
First of course, you need a thick crust. To achieve it, the bottom crust needs to be a bit thicker than regular pizza, but it also has to travel up the sides a bit. Unlike other types of pizza, toppings get added and then the sauce. It may sound a bit weird at first, but trust the process. Lastly, the sides of the pizza dough get folded just a bit over all of those toppings. This not only gives it a little heft so all that goodness can be lifted up without spilling out, but it's also one of the defining characteristics of deep dish pizza.