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Homemade Italian Pizza Pie Recipe
I found this Italian Pizza Pie recipe in my father’s rather large 3 ring binder of a cookbook after he passed away. Funny, I’d never seen this cookbook one time the whole time he’d lived with us! It’s huge, apparently I wasn’t paying attention. It’s a shame because I would have been enjoying this pizza recipe much sooner if I had! Anyway, this is an old family recipe straight from one of the Italian restaurants they owned while my father was growing up. In full disclosure, I did make a couple of changes to the ingredients for the sauce part but that’s all.
I Love Pizza!
Next to pasta, Pizza is my favorite comfort food. My favorite way to eat it is at a restaurant piping hot and straight out of the oven. It’s so much better that way don’t you think? Sometimes we get it from a chain that makes the pies in house and then you take them home to bake them. Those are pretty tasty and on Tuesdays they have a fantastic price, but it’s still not the same. I still say they are always better at home or in the restaurant. Does that make me a Pizza snob? Oh well, maybe I am. 🙂
This Italian Pizza Pie recipe makes an authentic pizza crust especially if you do it in a black iron skillet, use a pizza stone or better yet a pizza oven! The sauce is really rich and delicious. Now when I make a pizza at home, this is my go to recipe, straight from the family recipe book. A pizza oven like one of these is on my wishlist. I also added a few other Pizza related items you might just need in your kitchen too!
Please use good quality cheeses like Romano and Provolone. You will be happy you did and it will be so much better that way. I like to make one pie in the iron skillet and have a deep dish version and then make another on a pizza pan or stone that is thin and crispy. This usually pleases everyone. Oil your pizza pan with some good quality extra virgin olive oil for a super crispy crust.
What a travesty that I haven’t had this Italian Pizza Pie recipe all my life. I don’t even remember my father “Sal” ever making it! So weird because he cooked all the time! I found some other Pizza Equipment that you might also be interested in. If you like Italian Food, you might also enjoy my Spinach and Cream Cheese Canneloni Recipe.
I hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to hear from you soon letting me know what you think about this recipe.