Grandma Style Pizza (You’ll Never Order Delivery Pizza Again!)

Grandma style pizza isn’t named because “it is pizza like your grandma used to make”- it’s just the name given to those large rectangular pizzas you see at old-school pizza places- with the thick crust that’s crispy on the bottom yet soft to bite into. I equate it to a pan-pizza kind of crust, and it is oh-so-good! I modified a recipe that Bon Appetite had published to fit my family’s preferences, and now I make these for dinner almost once a week! Seriously- we never order delivery pizza anymore!

It's not called Grandma Style Pizza because it is pizza like your grandma used to make- it's the really just the name given to the rectangular pizzas you see at old-school pizza places- with the thick crust that's crispy on the bottom yet soft to bit into. We make this almost once a week- and never order delivery anymore!

Now, you do have to think about it ahead of time. Because the dough tastes best when you make it the night before and store it in the fridge.

It's not called Grandma Style Pizza because it is pizza like your grandma used to make- it's the really just the name given to the rectangular pizzas you see at old-school pizza places- with the thick crust that's crispy on the bottom yet soft to bit into. We make this almost once a week- and never order delivery anymore!

And you’ll gasp when I tell you that you have to put so much olive oil onto the baking sheet before spreading the pizza dough- But it’s the oil on the bottom and the high oven temperature that work together to create such an amazing crust!

It's not called Grandma Style Pizza because it is pizza like your grandma used to make- it's the really just the name given to the rectangular pizzas you see at old-school pizza places- with the thick crust that's crispy on the bottom yet soft to bit into. We make this almost once a week- and never order delivery anymore!

I swear- if you try making this homemade pizza just once- you’ll be hooked!

Do you love to cook?

Then be sure to check out this list of my favorite Kitchen Gadgets This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. for Busy Moms over on my Amazon influencer page This is an affiliate link: MomOf6 earns a commission if you purchase, at no additional cost to you. !

Gramma Style Pizza Recipe

Grandma Style Pizza

This unusual pizza dough recipe makes for a delicious Grandma style pizza- and you’ll never want to order a delivery pizza again!

Author:

Ingredients

For the pizza dough

  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup of olive oil

For the sauce

  • 1 28-oz. can of whole peeled tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of basil leaves

Instructions

For the pizza dough

  1. Combine the active yeast with 1½ cups of warm water in a large bowl and allow to stand for about 10 minutes until the yeast becomes frothy.
  2. Add in the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 cups of the all-purpose flour and kosher salt. Mix well.
  3. Add in the remaining 2 cups of all-purpose flour mixing until the dough begins to come together. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes until the dough becomes soft smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, turning to coat all over, and cover with plastic wrap.
  5. Put in the refrigerator and chill overnight.
  6. Coat an 18 x 13″ rimmed baking sheet with a ½ cup of olive oil, using a pastry brush to get the olive oil into the corners of the sheet.
  7. Gently roll out your dough and place it over the olive oil in the baking sheet. You may need to allow the dough to rest a few times and warm-up before it will fully stretch to cover the bottom of the baking sheet. Don’t be alarmed if some of the olive oil seeps onto the top of the dough.
  8. Cover the dough on the baking sheet with plastic wrap and allow to sit in a warm place for about an hour until it puffs up a bit.

Prepare the sauce

  1. In a food processor dump in the can of whole peeled tomatoes (drained), the garlic, the 6 Tablespoons of olive oil and the bunch of basil leaves, and process until the sauce reaches the desired consistency. (In our family we like it to be very smooth.)

Bake the Pizza

  1. Top your pizza dough with the prepared sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese and whatever toppings you desire. Preheat your oven to 525° and bake your pizza for 20 to 30 minutes.

Notes

It will make a sizzling sound as the olive oil cooks the bottom of the pizza from underneath. It sounds crazy- but it will be so delicious!

3.5.3251

 

Looking for More Recipes that Kids Will Actually Eat?

Then check out my Recipes page for breakfasts, dinners, desserts, and more that have been Rowley family approved!