If you are an Italian-American, you probably have enjoyed tomato pie since childhood. Similar to Sicilian pizza, the dough is thick and unlike New York style pizza, it does not feature any cheese. Since it’s usually served at room temperature, this dish is an acquired taste. For the best pizza shop tomato pies, head to the Philadelphia metro area, Connecticut, or New York.
Established in 1912, Papa’s Tomato Pies in Trenton, New Jersey, is the oldest family-owned pizza restaurant in the country and is also considered the second oldest tomato pie restaurant in the U.S. Trenton even has its own style of tomato pie, which features thin crust and cheese placed under the sauce. We have already covered how to make pizza dough here at Hipps Help, so click here for our recipe. You can also opt for thicker dough, as mentioned above, and then add the ingredients below for a tasty tomato sauce flavored pizza.
You will need:
• 1 pound of pizza dough
• ¼ cup olive oil
• 2 cups marinara pasta sauce
• Dried parsley
• Dried oregano
• Grated parmesan cheese
• Baking pan with sides or oven roasting pan
• Pastry brush
Step 1: Spread oil in the baking pan and then spread the dough in the pan. Put an oven rack in the middle position of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Poke the dough with your fingertips and brush the rest of the oil on the top of the dough.
Step 3: Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the dough with the spatula.
Step 4: Sprinkle parmesan cheese to completely cover the sauce. Shake on dried parsley and oregano.
Step 5: Bake the pizza for 20 minutes or until the crust begins browning. Check the bottom of the dough to make sure the pizza is cooked through.
Step 6: Serve pizza warm or allow it to cool to room temperature and then serve.
Variations: Use sauce that has sausage, basil, mushrooms, or roasted garlic. Add pizza toppings if desired.