One of America’s Favorites – St. Louis-Style Pizza

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St. Louis-Style Pizza

St. Louis-style pizza is a distinct type of pizza popular in the Midwestern American city of St. Louis, Missouri and surrounding areas. The definitive characteristics of St. Louis-style pizza are a very thin cracker-like crust made without yeast, the common (but not universal) use of Provel processed cheese, and pizzas cut into squares or rectangles instead of wedges.

The thin, cracker-like round crust is made without yeast, as opposed to a deep dish Chicago-style pizza or the thin but leavened New York-style pizza. The crust of a St. Louis pizza is somewhat crisp and cannot be folded easily so the pizza is typically cut into three- or four-inch squares or rectangles instead of the pie-like wedges typical of many pizza styles. This may be done as the square shape can support the toppings better than wedge slices. Some local restaurants make their pizzas rectangular rather than round. St. Louis pizza is cut into squares and is referred to as party or tavern cut. According to local legend, Ed Imo—founder of a prominent chain of St. Louis pizzerias—was a tile layer and cut his pizza accordingly.

A St. Louis-style pizza being sliced into squares

St. Louis-style pizza often includes a white processed cheese known as Provel. Provel is a trademark for three cheeses fused to form one (provolone, Swiss, and white Cheddar), used instead of (or, rarely, in addition to) the mozzarella or provolone common to other styles of pizza. Provel cheese was developed by the St. Louis firm Costa Grocery in the 1950s and is made in Wisconsin primarily for the St. Louis market. The cheese is not widely available outside the St. Louis area but can be made by combining Swiss, sharp cheddar and smoked provolone cheeses.

The sauce is often seasoned with more oregano than other pizza types. Despite its thin crust, St. Louis-style pizza can be layered deeply with many different toppings because of the sturdiness of the cracker-like crust. Some of the sauces have a sweetness to them, which is likely due to the influence of Sicilian immigrants upon Italian foods in St. Louis.


Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy Uncured Pepperoni Pizza

April 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM | Posted in Food, pizza | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy Uncured Pepperoni Pizza

Tried something new for dinner tonight,  Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy Uncured Pepperoni Pizza. It seemed no one was really hungry tonight so we went with the Thin Crust Pizza. Newman’s Own had some good reviews so we gave it a try. Easy to fix, baked at 425 degees for 10 – 12 minutes and we have Pizza! It was something different and something good. It was Thin Crust and 320 calories and 31 carbs, which isn’t bad for Pizza. The Cheese, Sauce, Pepperoni, and Crust were all good and made a tasty Pizza. We’ll have this again sometime soon! I left the product description and web site link at the bottom of the post. For dessert later a Yoplait Delight 100 Calorie Chocolate Eclair Parfait.

Newman’s Own Thin Crust Pizza

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Newman’s Own Buffalo Style Chicken Thin & Crispy Pizza
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Newman’s Own Roasted Garlic & Chicken Thin & Crispy Pizza
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Newman’s Own Supreme Thin & Crispy Pizza
Newman’s Own Uncured Pepperoni Thin & Crispy Pizza
Newman’s Own White Thin & Crispy Pizza

Thin Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza!

April 3, 2012 at 5:40 PM | Posted in baking, cheese, chicken, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Flatout Flatbread, Food, low calorie, low carb, mushrooms, pizza | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Thin Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza

Pizza Night! Thin Crust Low Carb Pizza night! I used Flatout Light  Flatbread for my Pizza Pie. I used a Rotisserie Chicken I had purchased from Walmart and pulled all the Chicken and shredded it. In the oven after lightly oiling the Flatbread I heated it at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. Then removing it from the oven I added my ingredients: J B‘s Sticky Stuff BBQ Sauce, Chicken, Black Olives, Mushrooms, and Pizza Cheese. Back into the oven for another 7 minutes and then served! The Chicken with the J B’s Fat Boy Sticky Stuff BBQ Sauce is a delicious combo and the Flatbread makes a fantastic thin crust pizza.  For dessert/snack later some Townhouse Flip It Crackers topped with Sargento Ultra Thin Swiss Cheese and Hormel Turkey Pepperoni.

Thai Chicken Flatout Thin Crust Pizza


1 Flatout Light Flatbread
2 Tbs J B’s Sticky Stuff BBQ Sauce
3/4 cup Rotisserie Chicken, shredded
4 oz shredded Kraft Pizza Cheese or Kraft Low Fat Mozzarella

Ready for the oven!

1 Tb’s sliced Black Olives
1/4 cup sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms


Cook lightly oiled Flatout in 350°F oven directly on grate for 7 minutes. Remove, top with all ingredients. Return to oven and cook 7 more minutes. Cut into slices and enjoy! Serves 2.

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