Derrick Tung’s Detroit-Style Pizza
Derrick Tung

Derrick Tung

Derrick Tung’s Detroit-Style Pizza

Detroit-style pizza done in a round pan?! This non-traditional Detroit-style pizza recipe is a beginner's approach to learning about the hallmarks of a Detroit-style pizza in your Breville Pizzaiolo - Taller fluffy crust, caramelized cheese edges, and racing stripe sauce on top all in your Pizzaiolo pan. It's just not square!
the Smart Oven® Pizzaiolo
the Smart Oven® Pizzaiolo Product Details

the Smart Oven® Pizzaiolo

30 mins total time

10 mins active time


Makes 1 pizza



  • par baked pizza shell icon
    1 par baked pizza shell

    (see Derrick Tung’s Detroit-Style Pizza Dough recipe)


  • sharp white cheddar icon
    7 oz sharp white cheddar

    freshly shredded

  • whole milk mozzarella icon
    7 oz whole milk mozzarella

    freshly shredded

  • sliced pepperoni icon
    2 oz sliced pepperoni

    (Ezzo GiAntonio 38mm)

  • bacon jam icon
    4 oz bacon jam
  • ground tomatoes icon
    3 oz ground tomatoes

    (Stanislaus 7/11)

  • ricotta cheese icon
    1 oz ricotta cheese

    (in a piping bag)

  • freshly grated pecorino romano icon
    Freshly grated pecorino romano

    as needed

  • fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil

    chiffonade, to serve

  • Mike's Hot Honey icon
    Mike's Hot Honey

    to serve


  • 1On the Smart Oven® Pizzaiolo with the interface magnet in place, press and hold the deck temp dial and turn the top temp dial from off to 350°F, then release the deck temp dial. The manual mode light will flash 3 times, then stay on to indicate it is in Manual mode. Turn the Deck Temp to 550°F, the Top Temp to 350°F and the Top Control to Even heat. This can take up to 20 minutes.
  • 2With the par baked dough in the Breville pizza pan, place shredded cheddar around edge of dough. The dough should have shrunk slightly from the initial bake and will provide room for the cheese. Tuck the cheddar cheese into the edge gently. Cover whole pizza with shredded mozzarella. Place pepperoni and bacon jam on pizza.
    Tip: Quantities of toppings are approximate and up to the individual. Detroit inspired pizzas can take as little or as much topping as you like.
  • 3Once preheated, cook for 9 minutes. The pizza will be done when the edges look caramelized brown and have begun to solidify.
  • 4Remove from oven and carefully loosen the caramelized cheese edges, then lift the pizza out of the pan onto a wire rack for cooling. This prevents the bottom from getting soggy.
  • 5Cut the pizza. Top each slice with the tomatoes. Pipe the ricotta and sprinkle the pecorino romano across the tops of the sauce.
  • 6Sprinkle with basil and drizzle Mike’s Hot Honey across the top of the whole pizza.
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