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Comforting, Classic Italian Grandma Pizza

Everyone needs a classic, comforting pizza recipe. Now you have found one!

This recipe is similar to Sicilian pizza, but not as fluffy. This pizza has mozzarella, fresh basil, juicy tomatoes, and olive oil! Get Giada’s recipe below!


For The Dough:

  • 3 ¼ cups unbleached bread flour, such as Petra
  • 2 cups warm water, at approximately 95 degrees F
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

For The Toppings:

  • 1 cup pizza sauce or marinara
  • 3 to 4 large tomatoes, sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup mozzarella ciliegine
  • ½ cup fresh basil, torn
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Olive oil, for finishing


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