Pizza Strips – Rhode Island

What kinda looks like pizza but has very little cheese, is found in bakeries from Warwick to Providence and is eaten at room temperature? If you said pizza strips, give yourself a gold star. This

Pizza Strips - Rhode Islandregional snack ― sometimes called party pizza ― can be found at bakeries such as D. Palmieri’s Bakery in Johnston and DePetrillo’s (multiple locations). It is surprising easy to make at home and will make you a star if you have kids who can’t get enough ‘za. It’ll keep a few days in the fridge but we bet it won’t hang around too long as leftovers. This recipe will easily double for a bigger crowd.

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Pizza Strips

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: moderate
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  • Olive oil
  • 1 lb. pizza dough
  • 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoons oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons grated Parmesan


Generously oil a 9 x 13 pan, including sides. Spread pizza dough out to cover entire bottom of pan, leaving a half inch lip along the sides. In a large bowl combine tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano, garlic and parmesan. Spread sauce mixture evenly over dough. Bake in 400 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until dough is slightly browned. Once cooled, cut into strips. Serve room temperature.


8 thoughts on “Pizza Strips – Rhode Island”

  1. Hey Kat– How do you find these specialties?? I’ve never heard of Pizza Strips– but maybe I’m just on the wrong end of the country. Looks fun and straightforward– and very kid friendly. And how are things with you there?? Has school finished up? Have you really launched into summer? hugs hugs!

    1. Hi Rhonda – Oh, I’ve got my eye out all the time for regional recipes. I just seem to find them. Then I add to a database and save them for later. And I do research, of course. This is such a kid-friendly recipe. I made it for my younger son who is a pizza-inhaler and he loved it even though it is not cheesy. Try it with your grand girls (you might want to double the recipe). School was out BEFORE Labor Day if you can believe it. We are in the full swing of summer fun! -Kat

      1. Hooray for summer! We hit the new splash pad here (a first for us) and have been eating plenty of ice cream. Do you have two sons at home Kat?? Seems like your older son is graduating this year, right?? Happy summer there! xox

  2. Palmieri’s Bakery was always the place to go when you were having a party. I grew up in Rhode Island but now live in Florida. The only way you are going to have this great tomato pie is to make it yourself. If you make the dough yourself, it can be made ahead of time. The pie gets put together really easy. Baking it just a couple more minutes insures a nice crispy crust on the bottom. I cut it “party size” (small enough for just a couple of bites) for entertaining. There usually are some strips stored in Ziploc bags in the freezer for unexpected company.

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