Learn how to make the classic grandma pizza with this recipe! A Grandma is a pan pizza. It's not as fluffy as a Sicilian, nor as thin as a Neapolitan. Grandma pies are easy to prep and perfect for just about any topping which makes them perfect for pizza parties.
Preheat oven to 500°F for at least 1 hour before baking.
Drizzle a 9”x13” rimmed baking sheet with Colavita olive oil, spreading it over the bottom and sides.
Place dough onto baking sheet and stretch to outer corners of baking sheet, creating a rectangle. If the dough stretches back, let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes and stretch again.
Once you’ve stretched the dough, allow it to rest for 10 minutes until slightly puffed.
Spread about ½ cup of the crushed tomatoes on top of the dough.
Place the torn pieces of mozzarella cheese on top of the crushed tomatoes.
Drizzle with 1 tbsp Colavita olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and crushed red pepper flakes.
Lower the heat of your oven to 450°F and bake for 15-20 minutes (individual ovens will vary, so keep an eye on your pie!).
Remove from the oven and slide onto a cutting board.
Garnish with fresh basil, slice and serve.