School Lunch Pizza Recipe Making the Rounds

For Fans of Rectangle Pizza (Growing Up)

January 9, 2020
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Remember during your School Days how Pizza Day was the best lunch day ever! Those individual rectangle pieces that had the perfect amount of imitation cheese, sauce and whatever meat on a soft chewy crust. This is a recipe that is making the rounds in popularity on social media of being the recipe of those rectangle pizza slices of our school days... Or one that tastes the closest. Here you go.  

School Pizza Recipe:

Half sheet pan and line with parchment paper.

Crust:  

  • 2 ⅔ flour
  • ¾ cup powdered milk
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 packet of quick rise yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ⅔ cup warm water (105-110 degrees)
  • 2 T vegetable oil

Filling:

  • ½ pound ground chuck
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 8oz block mozzarella cheese – grated yourself  
    (To be authentic school pizza, use imitation mozzarella shreds.)

Sauce (Make the sauce the day before):

  • 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅓ olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tbsp dried oregano
  • ½ tbsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary crushed

Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees.  Spray pan with Pam and lay Parchment paper down (Pam makes it stick)
  • In a large bowl – flour, powdered milk, sugar, yeast, salt - whisk to blend
  • Add oil to hot water (110-115 degrees) - pour into your mixture
  • Stir with a wooden spoon until batter forms - don’t worry about lumps - you just want no dry spots
  • Spread dough into pan using fingertips until it’s even.  If dough doesn’t want to cooperate, let rest 5 minutes and try again
  • Bake just the crust for 8-10 minutes - remove from oven and set aside.
  • Brown meats until it resembles crumbles – set aside and drain meat
  • Get out the pizza sauce – to partially baked crust &  assemble
  • Spread Sauce all over crust
  • Sprinkle meats
  • Sprinkle cheese
  • Bake at 475 degrees for 8-10 minutes until cheese melts and begins to brown
  • Remove from oven-  let stand 5 minutes

Cut in slices and serve! You'll find this recipe in this form, and it's original on recipe cards here!  Enjoy! 
Let me know if you try it, and how you Enjoyed it.  Heather@mix947.com