Grandma Pizza

Grandma pizza grew on independent pizzeria and Italian restaurant menus by 41% from
2017-20. Let Grande Avorio® Fresh Mozzarella Loaf provide the flavor for your Grandma pizza that your patron’s have been looking for.

*Datassential Menu Trends 2020

Recipe created by Tony Gemignani

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

INGREDIENTS

Grandma Pizza Yield: 12" x 12" Grandma Pizza
  • 18 oz. Pizza dough ball, slacked
  • 9 oz. (9 slices) Grande Avorio® Fresh Mozzarella, sliced
  • 5 oz. Plum tomato, hand crushed
  • 3 oz. Tomato sauce, prepared
  • 2 1/2 oz. Olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 oz. Basil chiffonade
  • Grande Romano, grated, to taste
  • Sea salt, black pepper & oregano, to taste
  • Garlic oil, to drizzle

DIRECTIONS

Grandma Pizza
  1. Slice 9 oz. Grande Avorio® into 9 slices.
  2. Pour 1 1/2 oz. olive oil into a 12-inch x 12-inch pan to coat the inside of the pan with oil.
  3. Place dough in pan, coat dough with oil.
  4. Push dough out to the ends of the pan and let rest for 1 hour in a warm area.
  5. Gently re-push dough out to the corners of your pan. Lightly dimple the dough with your fingertips.
  6. Par bake your pizza for 8 to 9 minutes at 500-550°F.
  7. Warm 5 oz. hand crushed plum tomato and 3 oz. tomato sauce and set aside.
  8. Remove pizza from oven, pour the remaining 1 oz. of oil around the sides of the pan. Top with 9 Grande Avorio® slices, leaving 1/2-inch border around the outer edge.
  9. Place pizza back into the oven and bake for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden.
  10. Remove pizza from oven and pan, slice into 9 slices and spread blended sauce diagonally across pie.
  11. Finish with salt, pepper, oregano, Grande Romano, basil, and garlic oil or olive oil.