Eating pizza is fun because, well, pizza in itself is fun. It’s a simple concept if you think about it. With only baked dough for the crust, pizza sauce, and whichever toppings you’d like, it’s already a full meal on its own.
You can have it sliced in its traditional triangle shape, square, or original round shape but in personal size so it’s easy to carry around. Whether you eat it as a proper sit-down meal or on the go as you rush in your daily commute, pizza will always be able to fill you up and satisfy your hunger and cravings.
A big part of the pizza experience is the crust. As you know, there are many different ways to make your pizza crust. But which type of pizza crust is best?
The answer to that will mostly depend on your personal preferences. Are there different types of pizza crusts? Definitely! And we will dive right into them here so you can judge your own as to which type of pizza crust reigns supreme.
This is the most basic type of crust. Unless you specify otherwise, your pizza will most likely come with a thick crust. How thick is it exactly? Anywhere from ⅛ to ¼ inches in thickness is the perfect size.
Thick crusts are perfect for pizza with a ton of toppings on them, thanks to their sturdy structure. Whether it’s Sicilian-style pizza, Detroit pizza, or even the heavy-hitting Chicago deep-dish, thick crusts can be counted on to deliver a whopping pizza punch.
Opposite that is the thin crust. Those counting calories who would not like to miss out on the fun will probably go for the thin crust pizza because it will likely have fewer carbs. Of course, what goes on in the toppings is a game-changer too, but that’s for another discussion altogether.
Because they are thin, they tend to be more floppy in their structure, caused by the weight of the toppings. In fact, even with the barest of toppings on it, it’s still not going to hold up as well. This is why many people will instead fold or roll (also another debate for another time) so they can eat it easier.
You can never have more cheese! If you want more cheese on your pizza, but there’s literally no other place to put it on, don’t worry, there’s still the crust for it! No portion will be spared! Cheese on everything!
You can also use other ingredients to stuff the crust with, from sausages to pepperonis, to jalapenos, or, you know, more cheese.
Can your pizza be any thinner than the thin crust pizza? Yes, it’s called the flatbread. This crust is very thin and crunchy, but very light. If you think your thin crust is the best you can do to count calories, think again. You probably just haven’t tried the flatbread yet.
The good thing about it is that you can easily bake the dough and customize it with healthy ingredients like olive oil, tomato, a slice of prosciutto, and some herby goodness like arugula.
Whatever your chosen crust is, there’s never going wrong with pizza.