Rhode Island-Style Pizza Strips aka Bakery Pizza


This recipe is inspired by the bakery pizza I used to have as a kid that can only be had in Rhode Island's Italian bakeries and markets. Don't let the lack of toppings stop you from trying this delicious recipe. Great for a party and kids love it!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
16 servings


  • 2 pounds prepared pizza dough

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • ½ cup minced pepperoni (Optional)

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons grated Romano cheese

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ teaspoon minced garlic

  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets or line with parchment paper.

  2. Divide dough in half and roll or press each half out onto each prepared baking sheet into rectangles.

  3. Mix crushed tomatoes, pepperoni, 1/4 cup olive oil, Romano cheese, sugar, salt, garlic, oregano, and black pepper in a bowl, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Spread half the sauce evenly over each crust, spreading it all the way to the edges. Drizzle top of each pizza with 2 tablespoons olive oil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the sauce looks dry at the edges, still moist in the middle, and crusts are crisp on the bottom, 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. Let cool to room temperature on racks and cut each pizza into 8 strips about 9 inches long and 3 inches wide.

Cook's Notes:

If using a half-sheet pan, all of the dough goes in one pan. You can use any Romano or Parmesan you like (including the cheap stuff from the spaghetti sauce aisle of the supermarket) as long as it's finely grated. For the crushed tomatoes, I swear by Scalfani(R) brand. There's no citric acid, so the sauce stays a bit sweeter. You can easily divide this recipe in half for 1 pizza. I like homemade pizza dough, but use what's convenient for you. The supermarket dough works just fine. Just don't use a pre-made pizza shell; it's got to be fresh dough.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
12g Fat
33g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 723mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 167mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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