Ingredients

1 Large Pizza Dough, 24 ounces well proofed

2 cups Crushed Tomatoes

1 teaspoon Garlic Granules

½ teaspoon Salt

1Tablespoon Oregano

¼ teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper

½ cup Olive Oil

Directions

1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees.

2. In a 2 inch deep baking pan, spread olive oil evenly throughout the pan. Add stretched dough corner to corner of the pan. Allow to proof for one hour. 

3. Top with all ingredients and bake until golden brown (about 25 minutes). Allow to cool and cut into strips. 

Pizza Slices, or "Party Pizza" as it can sometime be called, can be a delicious side to a great meal or take center stage. It is an excellent menu item for cocktail parties, but also makes for an easy meal to kick on the counter for daytime snacking. An original Rhode Island recipe, pizza strips combine the classic taste of American pizza and an easy, more portable package that you can grab with one hand while you hold a wine glass or finish an essay. Additionally, because this pizza does not call for cheese, this is a great option for lactose intolerant guests.

Chef Nick Rabar credits the unique people of Rhode Island for this pizza permutation: “It’s like Rhode Island decided to take the basics what people know about pizza and throw it out the window and come up with all sorts of inventive ways to recreate it.” The recipe itself could not be easier. After letting dough sit out in a baking pan and proof (the process by which dough spreads out after sitting out and reaching room temperature), top with crushed tomatoes, garlic granules, salt, oregano and cracked black pepper and bake for 25 minutes. 

Pizza Strips