You鈥檝e been so dedicated to Whole 30 dinner recipes that by the time your cheat day rolls around you鈥檙e ready for a BIG ol鈥 slice of pizza (or three). Grilled pizza was your favorite indulgence for summer, but now that we鈥檙e putting the bikinis away, deep dish pies are going to be the go-to for cheat day. If you really feel like making that naughty meal worth your while, whip up a dessert pizza to munch on afterward鈥 you *won鈥檛* be sorry. For now, just make sure you have a snack handy, because you鈥檙e about to gawk at 18 of the thickest and cheesiest deep dish pizzas we could find.


1. Vegan Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza: You may think a vegan pizza would be lacking in the flavor department. WRONG. Bonus: This recipe even comes complete with a method for making your own vegan mozzarella. (via Carrots and Flowers)


2. Skillet Deep Dish Pizza: Folding pats of butter into the dough is the secret to this light and flaky crust. Follow up with layers of cheese, sauce, peppers and sausage before baking, then get ready to slip into a food coma. (via Macheesmo)


3. Crockpot Deep Dish Cheese Pizza With Cauliflower Crust: Just when you think you鈥檝e exhausted all of your slow cooker options, out comes the cauliflower pizza. If you鈥檝e been wanting to try a low-carb cauliflower crust, test it out in the crockpot first for a fool-proof execution. (via Slow Cooker Gourmet)


4. Cheat鈥檚 Deep Dish Pizza: Buying store-bought pizza dough is a great way to save time when you鈥檙e in a pinch. Roll it out, toss it in a cake pan and load it up with all of your favorite toppings. You鈥檒l have dinner ready before anyone even thinks to call for delivery. (via Simply Delicious)


5. Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza: Chicago deep dish is often topped with pizza sauce instead of being spread as a base. This recipe does just that, with a thick layer of cheese and buttery crust beneath it. (via Sally鈥檚 Baking Addiction)


6. Deep Dish Bubble Pizza: When life hands you biscuits, make bubble pizza! Using refrigerated biscuits as the crust makes this recipe easy, fast and meal prep-friendly. (via Melanie Makes)


7. Easy Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza: If you had an authentic Italian grandmother, she might have made you a pie similar to this deep dish pizza. It鈥檚 filled with a slow simmered sauce made from ripe tomatoes and topped with fresh mozzarella. Delizioso! (via A Drunken Duck)


8. Deep Dish Pizza: Unless you鈥檙e actually in Chicago, you鈥檙e probably better off making this pizza at home. Pro tip: Experiment with different crust preparations, cooking vessels and toppings, and you may turn into a pizza connoisseur. (via Ambitious Kitchen)


9. Deep Dish Three Meat Pizza: Meat lovers, meet your new favorite pizza. Once you realize that you can make this at home with very little effort, it will change the way you do pizza night *forever.* (via Countryside Cravings)


10. Eggplant Parmesan Caprese Skillet Pizza: Having trouble deciding between eggplant parm, Caprese salad and pizza? Just make this skillet pizza and each craving will be satisfied. (via The Crumby Cupcake)


11. Slow Cooker Deep Dish Gluten Free Pizza: Who would think that a slow cooker could provide such a crispy pizza crust? It seems too good to be true, but the result speaks for itself. (via Gluten Free on a Shoestring)


12. Homemade Deep Dish Pizza With Broccoli, Spinach and Feta: If you鈥檙e feeling a little too guilty about your cheat day, throw a little broccoli and spinach on your pizza. It鈥檒l be a welcome change from the meat-laden pies you鈥檙e used to. (via Hello Little Home)


13. Mac-N-Cheese Pizza Pie: On the other hand, if you really want to hit the carbs and cheese hard on your cheat day, go for a macaroni and cheese pizza. It鈥檚 ooey, gooey and OH-so sinful. (via Holly鈥檚 Cheat Day Eats)


14. Mini Caprese Deep Dish Pizzas: These adorable mini deep dish pizzas would make a delightful first course for a weekend dinner party. Make it interactive and let everyone top their own before popping them in the oven. (via Cafe Delites)


15. Pretzel Crust Pizza: Set your deep dish apart with a salty pretzel crust. One bite of this and you鈥檒l be wondering why all pizzas aren鈥檛 made this way. (via The Recipe Rebel)


16. Fully-Loaded Deep Dish Pizza: Is this a pizza or a lasagna? You鈥檒l have to dig in to find out, but it鈥檚 loaded with every topping you can possibly dream of. (via Williams Sonoma)


17. Deep Dish Spinach and Tomato Pizza: This pizza is surprisingly light, despite its deep claims. It鈥檚 packed with spinach and tomatoes, with very little cheese in comparison. That just means you can eat more, right? (via Girl Versus Dough)


18. Mozzarella Mack Deep Dish Pizza: Why not fill your 鈥榸a with vegan mac? This hearty pie is so delicious, it could make any carnivore seriously think about going vegan. (via Vegan Yack Attack)

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