You guys! I have such a fun recipe for you today! Chicago Pizza Pot Pie is a recipe inspired by Oven Grinders in downtown Chicago. If you ever get a chance to go there, do it! But if not, let me show you how you can make these upside down Chicago Pizza Pot Pies at home!
Mini Crocks or Oven-Proof Bowls
First, you need some kind of oven-proof bowls or crocks to make these in. I have four of these Mini Le Creuset Covered Stoneware Bowls that I love, and use all the time. They work great for this Chicago Pizza Pot Pie recipe, and also for my favorite Individual Chicken Pot Pies.
Other bowls will work too, as long as they are oven-proof.
Purchasing a set of these mini bowls or crocks is a good investment, in my opinion. They are great to use for soups, individual casseroles, desserts…. Plus, serving indivdual sized dishes just makes for a fun presentation. 🙂
My Le Creuset Crocks are 18 oz each, which we found ideal, but you may prefer a slightly smaller or larger size.
How to Make Chicago Pizza Pot Pies
Like any pizza, you can customize the ingredients to your liking. For ours, we used Italian sausage, red bell peppers, garlic, and mushrooms, which are added later.