First created in USA, this Grandma Pie pizza is a yummy vegetarian pizza you will like.
Baked well, the following pizza gives a savory taste, coupled with a superb scent.
Spend the energy to find the freshest toppings and add them to a delicious crust for you to take part in a nice feast.
If you have a taste for Vegetarian pizza that has Tomato sauce then this pizza will possibly be the one to satisfy your cravings.
Experimenting with different pizza toppings is a great way to discover new and exciting flavor combinations! The possibilities are endless, from classic toppings like pepperoni and mushrooms, to more adventurous options like BBQ chicken and pineapple.
By trying different pizza toppings, you open yourself up to a world of new tastes and textures that you may have never considered before. Plus, it can also be a great way to try new foods and ingredients that you may have been hesitant to try in other dishes. Also by experimenting with different topping combinations you can create a pizza that truly suits your personal taste and preferences. You might be surprised how much you enjoy a topping you’ve never tried before.
Plus, it’s just plain fun! There’s nothing quite like biting into a slice of pizza loaded with your favorite toppings and realizing you’ve created your perfect meal. So go ahead and be daring, try something new, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different pizza toppings!
Pizza in USA
According to recent articles and research, the most popular foods in the USA are burgers, hot dogs, french fries, cookies and in fifth place, Pizza.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from USA here.
Grandma Pie Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Grandma Pie Pizza using a wood pizza oven or using a pizza stone.
Grandma Pie Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so add more or less, if required.
Simple Pizza dough
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons table salt
Grandma Pie Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Shredded Mozzarella
- Brocolli Rabe
- Olive Oil
Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 (6oz/170g) can of tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) diced or crushed tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Grandma Pie Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
If you don’t have much time, grab a premade pizza base at your local grocery store, or hand make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below. Some shops even carry premade pizza dough in balls.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around five minutes.
- Add the salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow centre in the flour. Slowly pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using your hands or spatula, gently combine the flour mixture until smooth. Then turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and hand knead for roughly five minutes.
- Place the dough mixture in to an oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until the dough has at least risen to double in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Hand knead gently for five minutes until reasonably smooth.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can make this delicious pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local store.
- Mix ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pizza sauce should be reasonably smooth.
- Let sit in the bowl for 5 minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to add to your pizza bases.
- Sauce will last up to 3 days in fridge.
To adjust the consistency, if your sauce is too thick, a splash of olive oil or water should do the trick.
Preparing Grandma Pie Pizza
Preheat your oven to roughly 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone or tray.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza peel, roll out to be smaller than that.
You start by spreading the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or ladle.
Then start adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.
Toppings to put on this pizza are;
- Shredded Mozzarella
- Brocolli Rabe
- Olive Oil
I find this pizza good as is, or you could with other pizzas as well?
Put the Grandma Pie pizza in the middle of your oven (on a pizza steel if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, open oven and look at pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
About Brocolli Rabe
Brocolli Rabe is part of the brassica family, like kale and cabbage. It has a peppery taste with hints of bitterness that adds delicious flavor to your pizza.
Not only does it give pizzas a unique flavor boost, but it also adds essential vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, vitamin A and more to make it a nutritious topping option.
When making Grandma Pie Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have available, without spending lots of money. My basic pizza tool list is…
Dough Proofing Box
If you make a lot of dough through the year, you’ll find owning a pizza dough proofing box very useful.
Glass Measuring Jug
I hate taking chances with portions, so having a quality glass jug with clear to read measurements a vital kitchen tool for me.
OK, not really pizza related, but a good chef apron makes me feel the part when I am making my pizzas. I’d probably wear a chef hat if I got one too!
Traditionally, sausages were made from ground beef or pork, with salt, spices and other flavourings. However, now there are chicken and vegetarian and even vegan sausages.
In different countries, Sausages are called different things, such as bratwurst, rolliche, banger, liverwurst, frankfurter, wienerwurst or kielbasa.
Here are a few storage tips, if you have any dough or pizza left over after the meal.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Warm in the center of a 450 degree F oven for approximately 6 minutes, on a pizza stone if possible, until heated through. See our article on reheating pizza for more.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Keen on seeing more than Grandma Pie pizza? We have plenty of other Vegetarian pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make delicious pizza at home? Here are some FAQ and their answers to the most common pizza making questions.
Do I just use tap water for pizza dough?
Sure, however water quality can be an issue in some areas. If your water has high chlorine content, it may inhibit yeast growth. I often use cooled water from the kettle, or filtered water when making pizza dough. Don’t use boiling water though, as it will kill your yeast before it even starts its work.
Where is the world’s oldest pizza parlor?
The worlds oldest pizza parlour, which still operates today, is Pizzeria Port’Alba, in Naples, Italy. It first opened in 1830. The date is actually further back, as the true established date began in 1738, where Antica opened as a food stand for peddlers.
How do I find the best pizza dough recipe, given there are so many?
You aren’t wrong – there are seemingly thousands of pizza dough recipes out there, and it is hard to know what works best for each person. Overwhelmed? Try your hand at the simplest looking ones first, and as you build your pizza dough making confidence, turn your hand to some of the many other different pizza dough recipes. Before you know it, you’ll find one that satisfies everyone’s tastes in your group.
Have you made Grandma Pie Pizza?
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