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Classic Grandma Pizza Pie

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

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.

Classic Grandma Pizza Pie

 12 oz fresh mozzarella, torn
 1 package Colavita Crushed Tomatoes OR
 1 jar Colavita Strained Tomatoes
 Flakey sea salt and crushed red pepper flakes
 Fresh basil for garnish
 Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 1 recipe Simple Pizza Dough

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.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2